Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy

Enjoy the benefits of hip surgery without the downtime.

Over time, hip joints can wear out or be injured from sports or other activities. When a hip deteriorates it can lead to pain and reduced activity. Your quality of life can begin to suffer.

Patients often opt to “live with the pain.” Putting off treatment can lead to larger problems. In fact, nearly 90% of patients who require hip replacement later in life have had a hip disorder or deformity that has affected them for years.

Hip disease can be diagnosed and treated early. The natural hip joint can often be preserved through outpatient, minimally invasive hip arthroscopy. This surgery can reduce or eliminate associated pain and allow you to get back to an active lifestyle quickly.

What is hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. The physician uses two or three one-centimeter incisions and a pencil-sized camera to visualize the inside of the joint, and a variety of surgical instruments designed to treat different hip conditions.

Image of an minimally invasive hip arthroscopic procedure

Through this process, the physician is able to repair torn tissue, remove bone spurs, re-shape abnormal bones, and treat injured cartilage.

Length of Hospital Stay: Outpatient or 23 hour admission
Length of Procedure: Approximately 2 hours

The benefits of hip arthroscopy

  • Accelerated rehabilitation
  • Outpatient hospital visit (average hospital stay is 23 hours)
  • Short procedure (approximately 2 hours)
  • Less Pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk of infection

Are you a candidate for hip arthroscopy?

Although hip injuries are common in competitive athletes, they can occur in people of all ages and activity levels. If you have hip pain or a hip injury and do not have severe hip arthritis, you may be a candidate for hip arthroscopy. Hip injuries which can be treated arthroscopically include:

  • Labral Tear
  • Impingements
  • Loose Bodies
  • Snapping Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis (AVN)
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gluteus Medius Tears
  • Hip Instability
  • Dysplasia

For more information, or to request an appointment with a Broward Health Orthopedist, call the Broward Health Line at 954-759-7400.

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