What is it and how is it performed?
What is Hip Arthroscopy ?
Hip arthroscopy (scope) is a surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to view the hip joint without making a large incision (cut). It is a technique used to diagnose and treat a wide range of hip conditions.
When Is Hip Arthroscopy Recommended?
Your doctor may recommend hip arthroscopy if you have a painful hip condition that does not respond to conservative treatment such as rest, physical therapy, or injections. This surgery may relieve painful symptoms of many conditions which have caused damage to the labrum, articular cartilage, or soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. 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.
Patients report less pain, less joint stiffness, and often a shorter recovery with hip arthroscopy compared to open surgeries.
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- If you have been experiencing chronic hip pain, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Hip Surgeons at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
- We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of surgery is best for you.
- Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.
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