Hip Arthroscopy Surgery

Hip arthroscopy surgery is used to treat var­i­ous hip con­di­tions, most com­mon­ly labral tears and hip impinge­ment. The pro­ce­dure is per­formed by an orthopaedic sur­geon who uti­lizes a small cam­era to guide sur­gi­cal tools that are insert­ed into the hip joint through small inci­sions. Hip arthroscopy surgery is a less-inva­sive alter­na­tive to open surgery, pro­vid­ing less pain and stiff­ness in the affect­ed joint and result­ing in short­er recov­ery times. 

Con­di­tions Treat­ed with Hip Arthroscopy:

  • Labral Tears — a tear in the ring of car­ti­lage that runs along the rim of your hip joint
  • Hip Impinge­ment — a defor­mi­ty of the hip joint which caus­es increased fric­tion between the ball and socket

Advan­tages of a Hip Arthroscopy:

  • Short­er recov­ery time
  • Small­er inci­sions result­ing in min­i­mal pain and scarring
  • Delay­ing, and in some cas­es, elim­i­nat­ing the need for a total hip replace­ment surgery

Recov­ery Time:

As with any surgery, recov­ery time varies for each patient. Dur­ing a typ­i­cal recov­ery, the patient will be instruct­ed to use crutch­es to assist with walk­ing for approx­i­mate­ly 3 weeks fol­low­ing surgery. Four to six months of phys­i­cal ther­a­py is typ­i­cal­ly pre­scribed to opti­mize the results of the surgery. In most cas­es, patients are able to resume activ­i­ties includ­ing sports in six months.

Con­sult with your Doctor:

Hip arthroscopy surgery is not rec­om­mend­ed for every­one and you should talk with your health care provider about all avail­able treat­ment options. The physi­cians of DMG Orthopaedics Bone, Joint and Spine Cen­ter offer lead­ing-edge care and will work with you to devel­op a treat­ment plan tai­lored to meet your indi­vid­ual needs. To sched­ule an appoint­ment, vis­it duly​healthand​care​.com or
call 630−790−1872.

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