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Orthopedic Hip Surgeon, Dr. Marc Philippon, Operates on Pro Golfer Brandt Snedeker Who Wins Big in Atlanta

Suffering from a torn labrum and a condition called femoroacetabular impingement of the hip, pro golfer, Brandt Snedeker, underwent two similar hip surgeries under the hands of Dr. Marc Philippon. His first hip surgery was on his left hip in 2010; he later had an identical surgery on his right hip in November of 2011.  FAI is a common cause of hip pain and osteoarthritis that involves too much friction in the hip joint during extreme range of motion movements.

With two hip surgeries behind him, Brandt went on to win a PGA tournament just 90 days later at Torrey Pines, and was named to the U.S. Ryder Cup.  Just this past weekend in Atlanta, he won the Tour Championship and the FedExCup in Atlanta.

According to Brandt, “I had heard about Dr. Marc Philippon from other golfers and knew that he had treated Greg Norman for a hip problem. Every golfer I talked with had nothing but good things to say about their experience with Dr. Philippon and his colleagues at the Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.”

“Having the surgery was the best health-related decision I’ve ever made,” he said. “Just the knowledge Dr. Philippon has about what he does and working with the physical therapists four to six hours a day was a huge bonus in getting me back to 100 percent.”

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America