Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed for both diagnostic and treatment purposes. It involves small incisions and less muscle and soft tissue trauma, resulting in faster recovery. The procedure uses an arthroscope to visualize the hip joint, treating conditions such as dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labrum tears, loose bodies, snapping hip syndrome, and synovitis.
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is performed for both diagnostic and treatment purposes. Hip arthroscopy is similar to knee and shoulder arthroscopy and the benefits and surgical concepts are the same. Smaller incisions are used, less muscle and soft tissue are traumatized, recovery occurs much quicker. General procedure steps include the following:
The condition being treated determines subsequent procedure steps. Hip arthroscopy can be used to treat the following:
Modern hip arthroscopy techniques and state-of-the-art equipment allow for effective minimally invasive treatment of these conditions.