What is it?
Hip arthroscopy is a procedure that enables doctors to have a clear view of the inside of a patient’s injured joint. This allows for your surgeon to diagnose and treat problems as accurately and effectively as possible. Hip arthroscopy is often recommended for patients suffering from hip impingement syndrome or hip pain that does not go away. The procedure is not likely to be useful in treating hip arthritis. The primary goal of hip arthroscopy is to remove small pieces of bone and/or cartilage that have become loose inside the patient’s affected hip joint. The procedure can also be used in cases where repair of a torn labrum is required. If a patient is dealing with these conditions, hip arthroscopy is an option:
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Snapping hip syndrome
- Loose bodies in the hip
- Hip joint infection
How is it Performed?
Hip arthroscopy is a surgery that is executed by making a small incision around the hip area and taking a look at using a miniature-sized camera. Other medical instruments can also be used during a hip arthroscopy to examine or treat the affected hip joint.