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Hip Cartilage and Loose Bodies Repair

Treatment Of Articular Cartilage Injuries

To treat articular cartilage injuries, your surgeon may remove the damaged tissue using an arthroscopic shaver blade, or may use a specially designed radiofrequency (RF) device to smooth the diseased cartilage and help restore the gliding motion of your hip. Certain types of injuries may require treatment with microfracture. In this procedure, your surgeon will create a number of small holes in the exposed bone of the joint to induce bleeding and clotting, which also leads to new tissue growth. Studies indicate that in time, this new growth becomes firm tissue that is smooth and durable.

 Hip arthroscopic shaver for hip loose bodies removal

Loose Body Removal

When removing loose bodies, your surgeon will first use the visibility provided by the arthroscope to inspect the joint. This inspection will help confirm the number of loose bodies and their location. Your surgeon will then retrieve and remove the loose bodies using specially designed hand instruments called graspers, or with a radiofrequency (RF) device that can precisely vaporize the loose bodies.

Hip loose bodies removal with a grasper

The information listed on this site is for informational and educational purposes and is not meant as medical advice. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation.The information on this site does not replace your doctor's specific instructions.