What Is Hip Arthroscopy & How Can It Help

Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Orthopaedic Specialty Group

Are you dealing with hip problems but no treatment seems to be working? Have you tried stretching, pills, physical therapy, hip injections, but to no avail? While your nonsurgical options are running thin, a hip arthroscopy is the next step in identifying and dealing with hip pain.

What Is a Hip Arthroscopy?

A hip arthroscopy is a simple surgical procedure that doctors use to diagnose the root cause of hip pain. During a hip arthroscopy procedure, a surgeon makes a small incision in your hip where a camera is inserted. This camera travels through the structure of your hip in an effort to identify, and in most cases treat, the root cause of your pain. Hip arthroscopy is a procedure that utilizes smaller incisions that lead to: less pain, less joint stiffness, and short recovery times for patients when compared to open knee surgery.

Why Undergo Hip Arthroscopy?

When attempting to diagnose a hip-related medical issue, our surgeons’ goal is to fix the problem with the easiest and most cost-effective solution. When nonsurgical treatment options fail to identify and take care of a hip-related problem, hip arthroscopy is the next step-up in the most non-invasive method of care. Although hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure, this process can provide answers, or an immediate solution, to your hip pain. For this reason, our team prefers to use hip arthroscopy, over open surgery, to initially diagnose and treat patients in an effort to keep them from more invasive surgeries. Think of it this way, a hip arthroscopy is a small surgical procedure which can identify your hip’s problem and in most cases, take care of the pain.

If you are interested in a hip arthroscopy due to unbearable hip pain, contact Orthopaedic Specialty Group to set up an evaluation appointment!