What Are Common Conditions That Cause Hip Pain?

Common conditions include hip strain due to overuse or sudden injury, impingement due to abnormalities of the shape of the femoral head (ball) or acetabulum (hip socket), bursitis (a swelling or inflammation of the hip joint bursa), and osteoarthritis which is wearing out of the cartilage in the joint.

When Do I See A Doctor For Hip Pain?

Medical assistance should be sought out if symptoms persist after at home treatment has been attempted. Minor hip pain or injuries can often be recovered from on their own with proper rest, use of ice packs, applying heat, and use of pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. If pain or other symptoms such as stiffness persist visiting a doctor is advised.  It is important to note that many conditions felt to be a “groin pull” usually indicate a more complex problem such as hip impingement or hip dysplasia and may represent the beginning of damage to the hip joint.  A simple xray from a hip specialist can easily rule this condition in or out.

What Takes Place During My Initial Hip Exam?

doctor will examine a patient for hip pain by testing everyday activities such as walking, bending, flexing the joint, and testing any impediments to the normal range of motion. Patients will also be asked about injury history, recent activities, obstacles to regular daily activity, and when the pain started. Imaging such as xray, MRI or ultrasonography may be performed to check for internal damage or injury to the hip.

What Are The Treatment Options For Hip Injuries?

Hip injuries have a variety of treatment options. At home treatments include over the counter medication, rest, exercise programs, and corrective tools such as canes or joint braces. Medical treatments can include injections such as a corticosteroid, physical therapy, and in more severe cases surgery.

How Will I Know If Hip Surgery Is Required?

Surgery may be advisable in situations where an injury doesn’t heal on its own after an extended period and symptoms continue to persist despite medication and physical therapy.

What Are The Surgical Options For Hip Injuries?

Most hip surgeries are focused on the joint, and the best surgery option depends on the condition and age of the patient. Surgical  options include arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgery where torn cartilage is repaired and minor bone abnormalities are corrected; osteotomy where thejoint itself is reshaped, and total hip replacement where the entire hip joint is replaced with a prosthesis.

What Is A Hip Replacement?

A hip replacement is a surgical procedure where the hip joint is either completely or partially replaced with a prosthesis. A modern hip prosthesis is typically made of materials such as titanium, polyethylene, ceramic, and/or cobalt-chromium.

Am I A Candidate For Hip Replacement?

There are no exact rules that define a person as needing a hip replacement. What makes a person a good candidate for the procedure is pervasive, ongoing symptoms that negatively impact their quality of life. Symptoms such as continuous pain, stiffness, the inability to walk short distances, limping, and difficulty tying shoes on the involved side are all signs a hip replacement may be needed.

What Are The Newer Advancements In Hip Replacements?

 SuperPath, or Supercapsular Percutaneously Assisted Total Hip, is a special technique to perform total hip replacements that causes minimal disruption to the hip capsule and surrounding soft tissues.It was first introduced in 2010 and has been quickly proven as a safe and highly beneficial alternative to traditional replacements. The main distinguishing factors of SuperPath are a smaller incision, greater preservation of deep tissues with minimal dissection, and the ability to perform the procedure without the need to dislocate the hip joint. This is in contrast to standard techniques where the leg must be twisted to dislocate the hip and perform the procedure.  Because of minimal disruption of the hip capsule, the SuperPath technique provides excellent resistance to hip dislocation.

Other Alternatives To Hip Replacement Include:

PAO Hip Surgery - PAO is a surgical technique which allows the physician to improve instances of hip dysplasia without replacing the joint. Through a series of cuts around the hip socket, it can be moved into a better position, where it covers and protects a greater portion of the femoral head. Once this has been accomplished, the new positioning is fixed with 3 to 4 screws.   Dr Hess is one of the very few surgeons in the state with experience in performing PAO surgery for hip dysplasia.

Arthroscopic Surgery – This is a minimally invasive technique whereby a surgeon can repair torn labrum cartilage and reshape deformed bones due to a congenital condition called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).  It is now generally accepted that FAI is a condition that may cause hip arthritis to begin in a relatively young patient.  The procedure is very effective at relieving pain, and although not yet proven in long term studies, the hope is that by fixing the abnormalities early, we may be preventing that patient from developing enough hip damage that he or she eventually needs a hip replacement.

Hip Biologic Injections - A Biologic Injection is a same-day, in-office procedure. Examples of this include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC), sometimes referred to as stem cell injection.  Biologic Injections are available for any joint.. These biologic injections have been shown in the literature to reduce pain and inflammation in patients with mild to moderate arthritis.

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Over 300,000 hip replacements are performed across the U.S. each year. It is one of the most common orthopedic procedures and delivers some of the best results.

However, new techniques continue to improve the procedure. One such technique is SuperPath, a minimally invasive approach offering a large number of patient benefits, including shorter hospital stays and speedier recovery times.

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Hip dysplasia is among the most common birth abnormalities and is the leading cause of hip arthritis is patients under the age of 50. Fortunately, PAO is a safe and effective treatment option available to many patients.

Discover the details of the PAO hip procedure by downloading the PAO Patient Kit today. 

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  • Joseph E. Broyles, M.D.

    Joseph Broyles, MDDr. Broyles has been treating patients with knee cartilage loss with a procedure called Biologic Augmented Microdrilling (BAM) since 2011. BAM is a biologic treatment for regenerating cartilage, and it is applicable to patients with bone-on-bone and large area cartilage loss. As a leader in the cartilage regeneration field, Dr. Broyles started The Cartilage Regeneration Center at the Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge.

    Dr. Broyles' relentless commitment to staying ahead of the curve in the field of joint replacement has led him to the SuperPath hip replacement procedure. The main distinguishing factors of SuperPath are a smaller incision, greater preservation of deep tissues with minimal dissection, and the ability to perform the procedure without the need to dislocate the hip joint. This is in contrast to standard techniques where the leg must be twisted to dislocate the hip and perform the procedure.

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  • Jeremy M. Burnham, M.D.

    Dr. Jeremy BurnhamDr. Burnham is a fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries in athletes of all ages and competition levels. He has trained with internationally recognized sports medicine experts and has treated athletes from the NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLS, NBA, MLB, professional ballet, and more. He currently serves as team physician for several teams and sporting events throughout the region.

    Dr. Burnham is a Baton Rouge native and LSU Graduate. Dr. Burnham was a member of the 2005 LSU Football Team. During orthopedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship, he served as a sports medicine physician for high school, college, and professional teams and treated athletes from the University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Dusquene University, University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Dr. Burnham’s clinical and research focus has centered on ACL injury treatment and prevention. His specialties also include Meniscus Transplant and Meniscus Repair, Cartilage Restoration, Biologics, Stem Cells, and PRP. He has authored over 40 papers and book chapters and has presented research and instructional lectures at national and international sports medicine meetings.

     

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  • Arthur E. Hess, M.D.

    Dr. Arthur HessDr. Arthur Hess is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. His fellowship training in orthopaedic traumatology allows him to treat complex conditions in nearly every part of the body. Dr. Hess specializes in pelvic and acetabular (hip socket) surgeries, hip and knee arthritis and joint replacement, hip preservation, and complex reconstruction of knee, pelvic and acetabular fractures. 

    Dr. Hess performs periacetabular osteotomies, a surgery that reorients a dysplastic (I.e., shallow) hip socket to improve coverage, minimize pain, and delay or even entirely prevent the need for a hip replacement.  

    For those patients with end-stage arthritis, Dr. Hess, performs his minimally invasive hip replacements through the direct anterior approach, meaning the joint is accessed from the front.  This approach spares muscles, in contrast to conventional posterior hip approaches, that require dividing muscle groups to access the joint.  This approach may lead to smaller incisions, less muscle disruption, and a faster recovery.

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  • Mathew J. Mazoch, M.D.

    Dr. Mathew MazochDr. Mazoch grew up on a beef cattle farm and is an avid outdoorsman. He is an LSU fan and a Baton Rouge native. He graduated Valedictorian from Catholic High School where he was an all-state wrestler for the Bears.

    Dr. Mazoch graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU with numerous other awards and honors. He graduated at the top of his class in medical school at LSU, receiving Honors in all his clinical rotations and serving as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. 

    Dr. Mazoch is a Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He spent additional time after orthopedic residency working with many of the internationally recognized leaders in the field of arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery to master complex procedures in the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow.

     

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  • Gerard L. Murtagh, M.D.

    Dr. Gerald MurtaghDr. Murtagh earned his BS Degree from Nicholls State University in 1978. He graduated Magna cum Laude and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He received his MD from LSU in New Orleans in 1983 and was class president for three years. He completed an internship at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport and an orthopedic residency. He served as chief resident of Orthopaedic Surgery from July – October of 1987.

    He was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1990. He has served as Chairman of the Orthopaedic Leadership Committee and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at OLOL Regional Medical Center as well as a clinical instructor for LSU Medical School. Society memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Subspecialty interests include arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical reconstruction.

     

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  • Julie Neumann, M.D.

    Dr. Julie Neumann

    Dr. Neumann is a Baton Rouge native who is excited to return home & treat patients of all ages & abilities with orthopedic conditions or injuries. She is dual fellowship-trained in sports medicine & foot/ankle.

    Dr. Neumann grew up in Baton Rouge and played just about every sport possible. As a student at St. Joseph Academy, she became more concentrated in soccer. She completed her undergraduate degree at LSU, where she was a scholarship student-athlete on the women’s soccer team. She graduated with Upper Division Honors Distinction from the LSU Honor’s College & was selected for Leadership LSU. She went on to earn her medical degree at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center where she received the 2016 Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research. During her time at Duke, she was a member of the medical team for the 2015 Duke Men’s Basketball National Championship team.

    Dr. Neumann completed her first fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles where she helped care for the Rams, Kings, Dodgers, & Sparks. Then she completed an additional yearlong fellowship in foot & ankle at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is a member of AOFAS, AOSSM, RJOS, & AAOS. Dr. Neumann looks forward to serving you & your family & friends when orthopedic conditions arise.

     

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  • David M. Pope, M.D.

    Dr. David PopeDr. Pope, a Baton Rouge native, attended Catholic High School where is starred on the football team. Team sports were always a part of his youth, and his passion for athletics drove him to pursue a career in orthopedics.

    Dr. Pope graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU in 1989 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology. He received his Medical Degree from LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans in 1993, where he was the recipient of several distinguished awards, including the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Award, the McGraw-Hill Book Award for the Highest Ranking Freshman Medical Student and the Urban Maes Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Four Year Medical Academic Achievement.

    Dr. Pope completed his orthopedic residency in 1998 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He practices general orthopedic surgery with a subspecialty interest in knee arthroscopy, sports medicine, and knee joint replacement. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Pope is an official finisher of the 2006 Detroit Marathon and the 2007 San Diego Marathon. He was recognized by Louisiana Life as a Top Doctor in 2015 & 2016.

     

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  • Alan C. Schroeder, M.D.

    Dr. Alan SchroederDr. Schroeder is Board certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and one of the only Baton Rouge area orthopedic surgeons to have completed Fellowship training in Sports Medicine. His professional memberships include the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America where he serves as an Associate Master instructor. He completed a dually accredited arthroscopy and sports medicine fellowship (extra subspecialty training) at MSMOC after orthopedics at UMMC. At LSU Medical School in New Orleans, his academic achievement earned AOA honors. Prior degrees include Health Systems Management and Biomedical Engineering.

    Dr. Schroeder treats athletes at all levels, with acute or repetitive injury, and people with shoulder pain during overhead activities find solutions to their problem. Conditions such as shoulder rotator cuff bursitis, shoulder dislocation, ACL tear, knee pain or instability, elbow pain, and hand numbness can all be treated conservatively or by minimally invasive methods when necessary.

     

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  • Joseph E. Broyles, M.D.
  • Jeremy M. Burnham, M.D.
  • Arthur E. Hess, M.D.
  • Mathew J. Mazoch, M.D.
  • Gerard L. Murtagh, M.D.
  • Julie Neumann, M.D.
  • David M. Pope, M.D.
  • Alan C. Schroeder, M.D.

Joseph E. Broyles, M.D.

Joseph Broyles, MDDr. Broyles has been treating patients with knee cartilage loss with a procedure called Biologic Augmented Microdrilling (BAM) since 2011. BAM is a biologic treatment for regenerating cartilage, and it is applicable to patients with bone-on-bone and large area cartilage loss. As a leader in the cartilage regeneration field, Dr. Broyles started The Cartilage Regeneration Center at the Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge.

Dr. Broyles' relentless commitment to staying ahead of the curve in the field of joint replacement has led him to the SuperPath hip replacement procedure. The main distinguishing factors of SuperPath are a smaller incision, greater preservation of deep tissues with minimal dissection, and the ability to perform the procedure without the need to dislocate the hip joint. This is in contrast to standard techniques where the leg must be twisted to dislocate the hip and perform the procedure.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. BROYLES

Jeremy M. Burnham, M.D.

Dr. Jeremy BurnhamDr. Burnham is a fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries in athletes of all ages and competition levels. He has trained with internationally recognized sports medicine experts and has treated athletes from the NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLS, NBA, MLB, professional ballet, and more. He currently serves as team physician for several teams and sporting events throughout the region.

Dr. Burnham is a Baton Rouge native and LSU Graduate. Dr. Burnham was a member of the 2005 LSU Football Team. During orthopedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship, he served as a sports medicine physician for high school, college, and professional teams and treated athletes from the University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Dusquene University, University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Dr. Burnham’s clinical and research focus has centered on ACL injury treatment and prevention. His specialties also include Meniscus Transplant and Meniscus Repair, Cartilage Restoration, Biologics, Stem Cells, and PRP. He has authored over 40 papers and book chapters and has presented research and instructional lectures at national and international sports medicine meetings.

 

Request An Appointment with Dr. Jeremy Burnham

Arthur E. Hess, M.D.

Dr. Arthur HessDr. Arthur Hess is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. His fellowship training in orthopaedic traumatology allows him to treat complex conditions in nearly every part of the body. Dr. Hess specializes in pelvic and acetabular (hip socket) surgeries, hip and knee arthritis and joint replacement, hip preservation, and complex reconstruction of knee, pelvic and acetabular fractures. 

Dr. Hess performs periacetabular osteotomies, a surgery that reorients a dysplastic (I.e., shallow) hip socket to improve coverage, minimize pain, and delay or even entirely prevent the need for a hip replacement.  

For those patients with end-stage arthritis, Dr. Hess, performs his minimally invasive hip replacements through the direct anterior approach, meaning the joint is accessed from the front.  This approach spares muscles, in contrast to conventional posterior hip approaches, that require dividing muscle groups to access the joint.  This approach may lead to smaller incisions, less muscle disruption, and a faster recovery.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. HESS

Mathew J. Mazoch, M.D.

Dr. Mathew MazochDr. Mazoch grew up on a beef cattle farm and is an avid outdoorsman. He is an LSU fan and a Baton Rouge native. He graduated Valedictorian from Catholic High School where he was an all-state wrestler for the Bears.

Dr. Mazoch graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU with numerous other awards and honors. He graduated at the top of his class in medical school at LSU, receiving Honors in all his clinical rotations and serving as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. 

Dr. Mazoch is a Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He spent additional time after orthopedic residency working with many of the internationally recognized leaders in the field of arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery to master complex procedures in the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow.

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. MAZOCH

Gerard L. Murtagh, M.D.

Dr. Gerald MurtaghDr. Murtagh earned his BS Degree from Nicholls State University in 1978. He graduated Magna cum Laude and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He received his MD from LSU in New Orleans in 1983 and was class president for three years. He completed an internship at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport and an orthopedic residency. He served as chief resident of Orthopaedic Surgery from July – October of 1987.

He was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1990. He has served as Chairman of the Orthopaedic Leadership Committee and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at OLOL Regional Medical Center as well as a clinical instructor for LSU Medical School. Society memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Subspecialty interests include arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical reconstruction.

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. MURTAGH

Julie Neumann, M.D.

Dr. Julie Neumann

Dr. Neumann is a Baton Rouge native who is excited to return home & treat patients of all ages & abilities with orthopedic conditions or injuries. She is dual fellowship-trained in sports medicine & foot/ankle.

Dr. Neumann grew up in Baton Rouge and played just about every sport possible. As a student at St. Joseph Academy, she became more concentrated in soccer. She completed her undergraduate degree at LSU, where she was a scholarship student-athlete on the women’s soccer team. She graduated with Upper Division Honors Distinction from the LSU Honor’s College & was selected for Leadership LSU. She went on to earn her medical degree at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center where she received the 2016 Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research. During her time at Duke, she was a member of the medical team for the 2015 Duke Men’s Basketball National Championship team.

Dr. Neumann completed her first fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles where she helped care for the Rams, Kings, Dodgers, & Sparks. Then she completed an additional yearlong fellowship in foot & ankle at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is a member of AOFAS, AOSSM, RJOS, & AAOS. Dr. Neumann looks forward to serving you & your family & friends when orthopedic conditions arise.

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. JULIE NEUMANN

David M. Pope, M.D.

Dr. David PopeDr. Pope, a Baton Rouge native, attended Catholic High School where is starred on the football team. Team sports were always a part of his youth, and his passion for athletics drove him to pursue a career in orthopedics.

Dr. Pope graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU in 1989 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology. He received his Medical Degree from LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans in 1993, where he was the recipient of several distinguished awards, including the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Award, the McGraw-Hill Book Award for the Highest Ranking Freshman Medical Student and the Urban Maes Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Four Year Medical Academic Achievement.

Dr. Pope completed his orthopedic residency in 1998 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He practices general orthopedic surgery with a subspecialty interest in knee arthroscopy, sports medicine, and knee joint replacement. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Pope is an official finisher of the 2006 Detroit Marathon and the 2007 San Diego Marathon. He was recognized by Louisiana Life as a Top Doctor in 2015 & 2016.

 

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Alan C. Schroeder, M.D.

Dr. Alan SchroederDr. Schroeder is Board certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and one of the only Baton Rouge area orthopedic surgeons to have completed Fellowship training in Sports Medicine. His professional memberships include the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America where he serves as an Associate Master instructor. He completed a dually accredited arthroscopy and sports medicine fellowship (extra subspecialty training) at MSMOC after orthopedics at UMMC. At LSU Medical School in New Orleans, his academic achievement earned AOA honors. Prior degrees include Health Systems Management and Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Schroeder treats athletes at all levels, with acute or repetitive injury, and people with shoulder pain during overhead activities find solutions to their problem. Conditions such as shoulder rotator cuff bursitis, shoulder dislocation, ACL tear, knee pain or instability, elbow pain, and hand numbness can all be treated conservatively or by minimally invasive methods when necessary.

 

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. SCHROEDER

Hip Surgery Advancements in Baton Rouge

We treat people of all ages with hip injuries caused by accidents, sports injuries, disabilities, or degenerative diseases. Discover how we are implementing newer and safer treatments for hip patients in Baton Rouge and the surrounding region.  

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Superpath Hip Replacement

Over 300,000 hip replacements are performed across the U.S. each year. It is one of the most common orthopedic procedures and delivers some of the best results. However, new techniques continue to improve on the procedure.

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Benefits of Superpath Hip Procedure
Benefits of the Superpath Hip Procedure

The vital role of hip joints is often overlooked…until they hurt. Hip pain, soreness, and stiffness can quickly become unbearable and sideline us from the things we enjoy the most. Even a task as simple as...

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PAO Surgery for Hip Dysplasia
PAO Surgery for Hip Dysplasia

Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is a safe and effective treatment used to treat hip dysplasia. It improves hip functionality, lessens pain and other associated symptoms, and reduces long-term complications from hip dysplasia.

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Benefits of PAO Surgery for Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a condition in which the hip socket is too shallow and does not fully cover the head (ball) of the femur, or upper thigh bone. It can affect adults or children, but it is most commonly present from birth.

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