Surgical Hip Arthroscopy
Hip Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that is done to treat hip labrum tears, hip impingement, loose bodies, synovitis, and articular cartilage injuries of the hip.
In hip arthroscopy, three or four small, quarter inch incisions are made around the hip. A small camera about the width of a pencil is inserted into one of the incisions to look at the hip joint. Small instruments are placed in the other incisions. These instruments are used to treat the following conditions of the hip:
- Repair the hip labrum using sutures or remove some of the hip labrum tissue if it is unable to be repaired.
- Remove some bone if there is hip impingement causing hip pain.
- Remove loose bodies of the hip joint.
- Remove inflamed tissue (hip synovitis).
- Treat articular cartilage injuries of the hip.
- Treat hip tendon tears.
- Inspect a painful total hip replacement
Please see the videos below for further explanation of the conditions of the hip and how they are treated with hip arthroscopy.
Femeroacetabular Impingement (Hip Impingement)
Gluteus Medius Tear (Hip Tendon Tears)