A minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to view a diseased hip joint using a series of small incisions, a camera and arthroscopic surgical instruments.
An arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows your surgeon to view a diseased joint using a series of small incisions, a camera and arthroscopic surgical instruments. There are a range of surgical procedures that treat various hip conditions using this technique when conservative treatments fail: removal of irritated and inflamed synovial tissue, shaving down bone spurs or frayed cartilage, and debridement or repair of labral tears to name a few. Since the incisions used during this procedure are small, patients experience less pain and a quicker recovery. Another advantage to this type of surgery is that it can be performed as a same-day procedure where the patient can recover at home after the procedure is complete. The length of recovery will depend on the damage that was found in the hip and the type of procedure implemented to fix it. Often, a weight bearing limit will be placed to allow for optimal healing, and the patient will begin a physical therapy program to help regain proper function and mobility of the hip. Your surgeon and physical therapist will create a tailored post-operative plan and closely monitor your progress.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.