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What is Arthroscopic Hip Surgery?

 

Arthroscopic hip surgery is a positive measure to regain your active lifestyle that hip pain is preventing.

Arthroscopic hip surgery may:
 

  • Relieve pain
  • Improve joint stability
  • Remove loose bodies
  • Repair tears and damage
  • Delay the onset of osteoarthritis
  • Delay the need for a total hip replacement
  • Improve quality of life
  • Optimize activities of daily living

Hip arthroscopic procedures may be used for a variety of hip conditions, primarily the treatment of labral tears, hip impingement, articular cartilage injuries, and the removal of loose bodies in the joint. Other less frequent conditions treated through hip arthroscopy include tendon or ligament injuries, hip instability, and an inflamed or damaged synovium. Because all of these conditions may eventually lead to hip arthritis, treating them with arthroscopic procedures may be a beneficial option for patients.

Through an incision the width of a straw tip, your surgeon is able to insert a scope, which allows him or her to inspect the joint and locate the source of your pain. Your surgeon will then make one or more small incisions to accommodate the instruments used to treat the hip. These instruments can shave, trim, cut, stitch, or smooth the damaged areas.

Treatment Of Articular Cartilage and Loose Body Removal

Treatment of Hip Impingement

Treatment of Hip Labral Repair

Arthroscopic hip surgery is usually performed in an outpatient surgery center, which means no overnight hospital stay is required. You report to the surgical center in the morning, undergo the procedure, and following a recovery period under the care of medical professionals return home later in the day.