Arthroscopic surgeon in Hyderabad

What is Hip Arthroscopy?

Hip Arthroscopy, sometimes called a “Hip Scope,” is a minimally invasive hip surgery in which an orthopedic surgeon uses an arthroscope to examine or treat the inside of the hip joint. The arthroscope is inserted into the body through a small incision (cut). A camera on the scope then provides a view of the hip joint on a display monitor. This exploratory surgery allows the hip surgeon to diagnose the cause of hip pain or other problems with the joint. Some hip conditions may also be treated arthroscopically. To perform arthroscopic hip surgery in such cases, the surgeon makes additional small incisions (usually one or two) to create access points for arthroscopic needles, scalpels or other special surgical tools.

Arthroscopy of the hip joint was refined in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Since then, the development of advanced in arthroscopic surgical equipment has allowed orthopedic surgeons to treat conditions that were previously untreatable or which required more invasive, open procedures.

Advantages of Hip Arthroscopy

A hip scope has several advantages over traditional open hip surgery, including:

  • Minimizing hip pain and scarring.
  • Decreasing recovery time.
  • Postponing hip arthritis by treating its cause in the early stages.
  • Delaying or eliminating the need for a hip replacement by preemptively treating of conditions that cause osteoarthritis of the hip.

Conditions Treated With Hip Arthroscopy

The key conditions and injuries that can be fixed with arthroscopic hip surgery are:

  • Hip impingement (femoroacetabular impingement), which limits range of motion and is a major cause of osteoarthritis.
  • Labral tears, where a specialized cartilage called the labrum, which lines the hip socket becomes torn.
  • Removal of loose fragments of cartilage inside the joint, which are usually caused by an injury, such as a torn labrum.