What is Arthroscopic Surgery of the Hip?
Your hip joint is designed to withstand repeated motion and wear and tear. Overuse, aging, sports injuries, falls, and infection can all lead to pain and lack of mobility. It is important to realize when hip pain begins, to prevent chronic pain or further damage from occurring.
Arthroscopic Surgery is a procedure that allows surgeons to see, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. A Hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows doctors to view the hip joint without making a large incision through the skin and other soft tissues. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of hip problems. Most arthroscopic procedures have a very short recovery time, and in most cases require no hospital stay.
During arthroscopy of the hip, the surgeon uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to see inside your hip.
- An arthroscope is made up of a tiny tube, a lens, and a light source, and only requires a very small incision for entry.
- The surgeon will look inside your hip joint for damage or disease.
- Other medical instruments may also be utilized through one or two other small surgical cuts, to allow the surgeon to treat or fix certain problems.
- Your surgeon may remove extra pieces of bone that are loose in your hip joint, or fix damaged cartilage and tissue.
If you are experiencing hip pain and think you may be a candidate for hip arthroscopy, call Midwest Orthopaedics in Shawnee Mission or Overland Park, Kansas at (913) 362-8317 or request an appointment online.