Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is performed with small incisions made in the skin while the patient is under anesthesia.

A small camera (arthroscope) is advanced into the hip socket while the lower extremity is in traction. This allows full visualization of the articular cartilage and labrum.

Using specially designed instruments the labrum can be repaired or reconstructed. Bony abnormalities are addressed at the time of surgery to prevent impingement. Following the surgery, the small incisions are closed and a padded dressing is applied to the hip. In some cases, a hip brace will also be applied.

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