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Hip Arthroscopy

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Hip Arthroscopy

What is Hip Arthroscopy?

A minimally invasive procedure, hip arthroscopy involves the repair of the hip joint. The procedure uses an arthroscope and several small keyhole incisions to help visualize the area and assist with performing the surgery.

Also Known As:

  • Hip surgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Hip scope
  • Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF)
  • Minimally invasive hip surgery
  • Arthroscopic hip pinning surgery  

Conditions Treated with Hip Arthroscopy:

Hip arthroscopy may be performed in cases of hip arthritis, hip fracture, hip impingement, inflammation of synovium, cartilage tear and loose cartilage or bone.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Hip Arthroscopy:

Non-surgical alternatives to hip arthroscopy include hip bracing, steroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections, strength training, physical therapy, pain medication and anti-inflammatory medication. Open hip surgery is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Hip Arthroscopy:

Hip arthroscopy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Hip Arthroscopy:

Possible risks following hip arthroscopy include infection, bleeding, pain, instability, malunion of break, ileus and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the break to fail to heal.

Recovery from Hip Arthroscopy:

Total recovery from hip arthroscopy takes two to six months.

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