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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.

For Dr. Seldes post operative instructions for Surgical Hip Arthroscopy, click here.

To see Dr. Seldes research article describing the hip labrum, click here.

  • Hip Arthroscopy

  • Hip Anatomy

  • Labrum Tears

  • Femeroacetabular Impingement (Hip Impingement)

  • Chondral Injuries

  • Hip Synovitis

  • Gluteus Medius Tear (Hip Tendon Tears)

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons logo
  • Medical Society of the State of New York logo
  • Long Island Jewish Forest Hills | Northwell Health logo
  • Medical Society of New Jersey logo
  • ISHA - The Hip Presevation Society
  • American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons