During arthroscopic hip synovectomy, inflamed membrane that lines the hip is removed. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes an arthroscope (a narrow tube with a video camera on its end) inserted through small incisions in order to guide the surgeon through the procedure.
Also Known As:
- Hip arthroscopy
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Hip surgery
Conditions Treated with Arthroscopic Hip Synovectomy:
Arthroscopic hip synovectomy is utilized in order to treat synovitis, pigmented villondular synovitis, hemophilia, and arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the hip.
Non-surgical alternatives to arthroscopic hip synovectomy include pain medication and anti-inflammatory steroid injections. Open hip synovectomy, hip joint replacement and hip fusion are surgical alternatives.
Anesthesia with Arthroscopic Hip Synovectomy:
Arthroscopic hip synovectomy can be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure. Local or regional anesthesia can also be used.
Potential Complications from Arthroscopic Hip Synovectomy:
Possible risks following arthroscopic hip synovectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience joint scarring and reduced mobility of the hip.
Prognosis after Arthroscopic Hip Synovectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following arthroscopic hip synovectomy is good. However, the synovium will likely become inflamed again in the future.