Hip arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique

A hip arthroscopy is keyhole surgery used to inspect and treat your hip joint. 

Your surgeon will insert a small camera known as an arthroscope into a small incision into the hip. This will display on a video monitor to help guide the surgeon during your operation. The surgical instruments will be inserted into another very small incision to enable the surgeon to carry out the procedure to your hip.

Hip pain is often associated with older age but it can also be caused by sports injury in younger people. 

Arthroscopies are commonly used for:

  • Cartilage damage
  • Ligament damage
  • Drain excess fluid from around the joint
  • Improve mobility and reduce pain if suffering from arthritis.

The procedure is done under general anaesthetic and lasts about 90 minutes. The duration will depend upon the type of issue being had and the treatment being carried out.


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