What Are the Benefits of Hip Arthroscopy?

Published on: October 4, 2017

Hip surgery is needed for many different orthopedic conditions, especially those involving the hip joint. Ligament, cartilage, bone and other tissues can be damaged due to injury or wear, needing medical attention to restore function and relieve pain. Hip arthroscopy is an alternative to open hip surgery that can offer excellent results without the repercussions of open surgery. 

What Is Hip Arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy uses tiny instruments to enter the hip area to surgically repair certain hip conditions. A small incision is made to allow a small camera to enter the site and view damage inside the hip joint or other affected areas. Using meticulous precision, ligaments and cartilage can be repaired through this small opening.  Damage cartilage can be removed or repaired, as well as bone. Many of the same conditions that once needed invasive open surgery can be done through this small opening with fewer negative consequences.

The benefits of hip arthroscopy for patients can be outstanding when compared to open hip surgery. This less invasive surgery allows for quicker recovery time since there is less damage to the surrounding tissues. This results in less pain and discomfort for the patient and a lower chance of infection. The scar is much smaller and the patient can be mobilized at a quicker rate.

If you have hip pain or immobility and hip surgery has been suggested, consider the benefits of hip arthroscopy. This field of orthopedic surgery has progressed to allow patients to have excellent results with fewer complications and faster recovery. Talk to your local orthopedic surgeon that offers this advanced method of hip repair to learn more about this procedure.

Posted on behalf of:
Ortho Sport and Spine Physicians
5730 Glenridge Drive Northeast #230
Atlanta, GA 30328
(678) 752-7246

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