Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat a range of hip problems. During this procedure, small incisions are strategically made around the hip and a flexible tube with a camera (called an arthroscope) is inserted to assess the hip joint. Other surgical tools may also be inserted to repair any damage present.
Benefits of Hip Arthroscopy
Doctors can use hip arthroscopy or open hip surgery, depending on the patient’s hip condition and overall health. Some reasons hip arthroscopy is preferred include:
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What Can Hip Arthroscopy Treat?
Besides being a diagnostic procedure, it can also treat a wide range of hip problems. Your doctor may recommend a hip arthroscopy as a treatment if you have not responded well to non-surgical treatment.
A hip arthroscopy may be a suitable treatment for:
What are the Risks of a Hip Arthroscopy?
While hip arthroscopy is a generally safe and well-established procedure, as with all surgical procedures, there are still some risks involved. This may include infection, blood clot formation, and potential injury to the nerves and blood vessels near the hip joint. However, in the hands of an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, the risks will be kept to a minimum.