(Greensburg, Indiana – Feb 21, 2023) Dr. Eric Tannenbaum, medical director for Orthopedics at Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH), successfully completed the first-ever hip arthroscopy procedure at DCMH.

This minimally invasive procedure known as “hip preservation surgery,” aims to restore the patient’s normal hip anatomy in an effort to reduce pain and prevent further damage to the hip joint. Hip arthroscopy is a newer surgical technique using specialized, advanced instrumentation that allows the surgeon to operate through two tiny skin incisions in order to treat multiple different sources of hip pain, such as labral tears or painful bone spurs.

Following completion of his orthopedic residency at the University of Michigan, Dr. Eric Tannenbaum completed an additional year of specialty training in Los Angeles, California at the Southern California Orthopedic Institution where he perfected the hip arthroscopy surgical technique under world-renowned hip surgeons.

“I am so excited to offer this procedure for my patients in the Greensburg area,” said Dr. Tannenbaum. “While I have performed hundreds of these surgeries in training and in practice, we just completed our first-ever hip arthroscopy procedure at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.  I think this will be a game changer for multiple patients and may offer alternative solutions, rather than more invasive hip surgery.”

Dr. Eric Tannenbaum is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in Indiana trained to perform hip arthroscopy. He is now scheduling new patients with hip pain to evaluate candidacy for this minimally invasive procedure available at DCMH.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric Tannenbaum you may call (812) 376-9353.