During arthroscopic partial hip replacement, a broken or worn femur head is replaced with a metal, man-made femur head. 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:
- Arthroscopic partial hip arthroplasty
- Minimally invasive partial hip replacement
- Hip arthroscopy
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Hip surgery
- Hip replacement
Conditions Treated with Arthroscopic Partial Hip Replacement:
Arthroscopic partial hip replacement is utilized in order to treat hip pain, hip dislocation, immobility, hip fracture, and arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the hip.
Non-surgical alternatives to arthroscopic partial hip replacement include strength training, physical therapy, steroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections, pain medications, anti-inflammatory medication and the use of a hip brace. Hip fusion, total hip replacement, and open partial hip replacement are surgical alternatives.
Anesthesia with Arthroscopic Partial Hip Replacement:
Arthroscopic partial hip replacement is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Arthroscopic Partial Hip Replacement:
Possible risks following arthroscopic partial hip replacement include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience inflammation around the artificial joint and for there to be no improvement in hip mobility. Additionally, the artificial hip can become dislocated, and absorption of bone around the artificial joint can occur.
Recovery from Arthroscopic Partial Hip Replacement:
The total recovery time after arthroscopic partial hip replacement is three to six months.