Hip Arthroscopy may be the solution to your hip pain!
What is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows your surgeon to see the structures inside your joint. Because the instruments are thin, your surgeon can use very small incisions to repair any damage inside the joint. A small camera, called an arthroscope, is inserted into one incision and the surgical instruments are inserted into another incision. The camera displays images on a video monitor which your surgeon uses in real time to guide the surgical repair.
What is an example of an arthroscopic surgery?
You may have heard of someone having a knee meniscus repair, shoulder rotator cuff repair, or shoulder labrum repair; these are all arthroscopic surgeries. Similarly, damage to the hip joint can also benefit from hip arthroscopy.
How can arthroscopy help with my hip pain?
If you are experiencing pain in your hip due to damage of the articular cartilage, labrum, or other soft tissues surrounding the hip joint, your doctor may recommend hip arthroscopy. Hip damage can result from an injury but it can also be caused by Femoroacetabular impingement, Dysplasia, Snapping hip syndrome, Synovitis, loose fragments of bone, or bony growths.
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