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 treatments which can be done to treat various hip conditions using this technique, when conservative treatments fail, such as: 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 have less pain, and therefore less recovery time, post operatively. 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.
Every Patient Matters
Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.