During arthroscopic revision hip surgery, a worn or damaged artificial hip joint is replaced. 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:
- Minimally invasive revision hip surgery
- Hip arthroscopy
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Hip surgery
Conditions Treated with Arthroscopic Revision Hip Surgery:
Arthroscopic revision hip surgery is utilized in order to treat dislocation of an artificial hip, wear and tear or damage of the artificial joint, or an artificial hip infection.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to arthroscopic revision hip surgery. Hip fusion is a surgical alternative.
Anesthesia with Arthroscopic Revision Hip Surgery:
Arthroscopic revision hip surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Arthroscopic Revision Hip Surgery:
Possible risks following arthroscopic revision hip surgery include infection, bleeding, bone loss and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the artificial hip to become dislocated and for inflammation or absorption of bone to occur around the joint. Additionally, there may be little to no improvement in mobility.
Prognosis after Arthroscopic Revision Hip Surgery:
The prognosis for a positive end result following arthroscopic revision hip surgery is very good.
Recovery from Arthroscopic Revision Hip Surgery:
The total recovery time after arthroscopic revision hip surgery is three to six months.