Damage to the hip joint can be the result of injury, but other orthopedic conditions can lead to these problems, including:
- Hip dysplasia – a condition in which the hip socket is abnormally shallow.
- Impingement – a disorder in which extra bone (bone spurs) develop in the hip joint and damage soft tissues of the hip during movement.
- Snapping hip syndrome – causes a tendon to rub across the outside of the joint.
- Synovitis – inflammation of the tissues surrounding the hip joint.
- Loose bodies – fragments of bone or cartilage become loose and move around the inside of the joint.
How Is Hip Arthroscopy Performed at OrthoNeuro?
During hip arthroscopy, a small camera called an arthroscope, is inserted through a small incision into the hip joint. The camera allows the surgeon to see the structures within the hip on a video monitor in the surgical suite.
The surgeon uses these images as a guide when performing the procedure with miniature surgical instruments also inserted through the small scope incisions.