Fellowship

American Hip Institute
The Chicago Hip Preservation Fellowship at theAmerican Hip Institute
Focusing on Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation

Mission: To train leaders of the field of Hip Surgery and Joint Preservation through innovation, research, education, at a clinical center of excellence.

American Hip Institute
Dr. Thomas Byrd graced the American Hip Institute as Guest of Honor at our fellowship alumni reunion at the AAOS in New Orleans. Brilliant colleagues, and great friends.

Fellows will be trained in all aspects of hip preservation surgery, and will gain a unique foundation in complex hip arthroscopy. Training will focus heavily on minimally-invasive techniques for treatment of labral tears, FAI, subspine and ischiofemoral impingement, dysplasia, and microinstability.

Comprehensive surgical hip skills include:

  • Arthroscopic complex labral repair
  • Circumferential labral reconstruction
  • 3D planning and correction of FAI
  • Capsular plication and reconstruction
  • Ligamentum teres reconstruction
  • Osteochondral management (microfracture, subchondroplasty, osteoarticular allograft)
  • Endoscopic gluteus medius repair
  • Endoscopic hamstring repair
  • Peri-acetabular osteotomy (PAO)
  • Birmingham hip resurfacing
  • Hip arthroplasty (direct anterior, posterior, and Mako robotic-assisted)

This highly specialized fellowship prepares trainees for a focused niche practice in Hip Preservation. Fellows with academic interests benefit from the strong research program, based in a collaborative, learning environment. The fellowship is ideally suited for trainees graduating from a sports medicine fellowship who wish to obtain further training in a second fellowship. However, application is also open to graduating residents.

Duration: 1-2 years

Compensation: up to $80,000 annually