Rothman Institute Surgeon John P. Salvo, M.D., Now Performing Minimally Invasive Hip Arthroscopy at the Kennedy Surgical Center
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

John Salvo MD

John P. Salvo, M.D., one of the region’s leading surgeons in the evolving field of hip arthroscopy, is now performing the procedure at the Kennedy Surgical Center in Washington Township, NJ.

Dr. Salvo, a sports medicine surgeon at the Rothman Institute and a member of the Kennedy University Hospital Medical Staff, specializes in arthroscopic procedures of the hip, along with knee ligament (ACL) reconstructions, shoulder instability, and rotator cuff repairs.

Hip arthroscopy is a safe and effective alternative to open surgery, providing a tremendous advantage in the early treatment of hip conditions. Hip arthroscopy is typically indicated when conservative measures fail to relieve symptoms related to tears in the labrum or femoracetabular impingement (too much friction in the hip joint).

Good candidates for the procedure include young, athletic individuals who may have a labral tear or snapping hip syndrome, or older, active individuals (ages 30 to 50) who are more likely to have degenerative labral tears, synovitis, femoracetabular impingement, or mild arthritis. Patients are deemed suitable candidates for the procedure on a case-by-case basis.  Hip arthroscopy is performed as an outpatient surgical procedure through two-to-three small incisions. During the procedure, the surgeon is aided by fluoroscopy and the flow of saline through the joint, which provides excellent visualization. Minimally invasive procedures, such as hip arthroscopy, allow for a decreased rate of complications and a quicker recovery and return to normal activities.

Dr. Salvo, who is board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, is one of the region’s leaders in hip arthroscopy, particularly in athletes. Many of the surgeons based out of the Rothman Institute in Washington Township, perform surgical procedures at Kennedy University Hospital, or the Kennedy Surgical Center in Washington Township.