Dr. Jon Hyman, a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, specializes in advanced hip arthroscopy. His practice, located in Atlanta, Georgia, aims to inform and educate patients about their surgical options when it comes to hip pain as well as to expertly perform the arthroscopic procedures they need to feel better and return to an active lifestyle. Whether fixing labral tears or hip impingement in professional athletes, other doctors, or the injured worker, our focus is returning patients to a high quality of life. We do this with excellence, efficiency, expedience and expertise.
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that allows an orthopaedic surgeon to examine and a patient’s hip using a small camera attached to an instrument called an arthroscope. It can be a great solution to many hip conditions and problems that plague the hip joints. Although arthroscopic hip surgery is a growing area of orthopaedic surgery, many doctors possess only a limited familiarity with the surgery or the conditions it treats. As a regional pioneer of hip arthroscopy in Atlanta, Dr. Hyman, teaches physical therapists and surgeons locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Hyman is one of the only orthopaedic surgeons in the southeastern United States with expertise in advanced hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Hyman co-founded the Hip Arthroscopy Center at Emory Adventist Hospital and established the Atlanta Center for Hip Preservation, an entity dedicated to providing the community with access to state-of-the-art hip arthroscopy techniques. Dr. Hyman first performed hip arthroscopy in the late 1990′s. He has the unique distinction of having trained with multiple other pioneers in the field: Dr. Marc Philippon, Dr. Thomas Byrd and Dr. Bryan Kelly. He was also educated at the #1 institutions in the country: Harvard Medical School and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Hyman is a member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy. He makes it a priority to keep up-to-date on the latest advances in hip arthroscopy and improved patient outcomes. With it’s Clinical Program Director and clinical research initiatives, the Hip Arthroscopy Program Center of Excellence is Atlanta’s pioneer in clinical research in hip arthroscopy.
Why is Dr. Hyman’s practice right for you?
Why choose Dr. Hyman? There are a lot of unique attributes below that answer that question but the main reason is that our patients are happy with their results and their care experience.
- Exceptional Experience
- Excellent Expertise
- Compassionate Care
…it’s where the doctors and therapists come for hip care.
Experience.Dr. Hyman began doing hip arthroscopy in the 1990′s before the procedure became more mainstream. He has worked on professional athletes and patients from around the world. He is the only orthopaedic surgeon to have worked for the NFL Atlanta Falcons, NHL Atlanta Thrashers and NBA Atlanta Hawks.
Knowledge. Dr. Hyman not only performs hip arthroscopy, but he teaches other orthopaedic surgeons how to perform basic arthroscopy. He has given instructional lectures at Grand Rounds to Emory Dept. of Orthopaedics and lectured around the country on the topic. He regularly attends or teaches at Hip Arthroscopy meetings and maintains knowledge on the cutting edge of this technology.
Rehabilitation. We will see you through the whole process. Our hip arthroscopy physical therapists are the most experienced in Atlanta, and teach our rehab to other therapists. Dr. Hyman has helped establish the rehab protocols for recovery after hip arthroscopy and by lecturing and teaching physical therapists around the country, has disseminated the rehab strategy nationally.
Exposure. As a member of the prestigious International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA), Dr. Hyman collaborates with hip arthroscopists from around the world on problems just like yours. He has offered lectures at ISHA meetings and taught in other countries. This exposure enables him to keep current with the cutting edge in Hip Arthroscopy from around the world.
Background. Dr. Hyman was trained at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA) and the Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City, NY). These are considered the two best training orthopaedic institutions in our nation.
Science. Dr. Hyman has published scientific research on hip arthroscopy in peer-reviewed surgical journals. The Hip Arthroscopy Center in Atlanta is the first of it’s kind in the Southeastern USA and critically evaluates many aspects of the patient’s experience with hip arthroscopy. This is the first Center of Excellence in the Southeast.
Leadership. Dr. Hyman is the Medical Director and founder of the Hip Arthroscopy center at Emory Adventist Hospital. Patients travel from all over the U.S.A. and abroad to get care here.
Bedside Manner. Dr. Hyman is just a nice, down to earth guy. Our whole staff is pleasant and very experienced with hip problems like yours. See our testimonials.
Innovation. Dr. Hyman has utilized new technologies to advance the science of hip arthroscopy and has been featured in the news for it. See the Fox 5 News Health report. He works with orthopaedic device companies to teach other surgeons how to perform hip arthroscopy and instructs on products use / design.
Q: Can I smoke after surgery?
A: Smoking can take a significant toll on the muscoskeletal system. A growing body of research states that tobacco and nicotine increase the risk of bone fractures and interfere with the healing process. Nicotine can slow fracture healing, interfere with estrogen effectiveness and counter the antioxidant properties of vitamins C and E. At a 2002 meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, research on the topic of smoking and its effect on the muscoskeletal system was reviewed.