Thousands of fans at the Saints football game on September 30 saw the human face of research at Ochsner when orthopedist Dr. Misty Suri and his patient, Jimmy Carmouche, were presented as Ochsner Heroes before the game.
In 2010, 12-year-old Jimmy was referred to Dr. Suri with a severe case of Perthes disease, a growth problem of the ball of the ball-and-socket joint of the hip. For 2 years, Jimmy suffered severe pain and had limited movement and function in his right hip.
Dr. Suri treated Jimmy with arthroscopic hip surgery. Only a few surgeons in the world perform this type of surgery for this condition, and Dr. Suri has one of the largest series of patients in the world treated with this advanced arthroscopic technique.
Jimmy is now pain free and is able to do all the physical activities a teenager enjoys. His life has been dramatically improved.
Dr. Suri is has presented this research at the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy annual conference in Munich, Germany, sharing his success with this arthroscopic technique in treating pediatric hip deformities by revealing the results of his clinical research study of patient outcomes following this treatment.