The benefits of hip arthroscopy surgery
If an injury or condition around the hip is very painful and all treatment has failed to produce the right results so far, the next step is hip arthroscopy surgery. Unlike in the past when hip surgery involved a large open incision, today hip problems can be corrected surgically in a different way. Tiny incisions and guidance using a camera, a technique known as arthroscopy surgery, is available. This offers numerous advantages over normal practice hip surgery such as:
- less scarring
- a lower risk of complications
- shorter recovery period for the patient
- generally performed on an outpatient basis
A qualified surgeon will use a tiny camera inserted through a small incision which helps to visualise the inside of the hip joint. With camera guidance, a hip arthroscopy surgery specialist will be able to view the joint close up and carry out the necessary procedure more precisely once a diagnosis has been made. Other small incisions are made to allow access for surgical instruments needed to perform the procedure.
Different types of hip injuries arthroscopic hip surgery can be used for
When it comes to arthroscopic hip surgery, an experienced arthroscopy surgeon will explain the available options. Conditions which may be treated through this innovative surgery include:
- Femoroacetabular impingement
- Hip dysplasia
- Snapping hip syndrome
- Loose bodies in the hip joint
- Hip joint infection
The above conditions do not include every type of hip injury. The hip joint is made up of the bony hip socket, the top of the upper leg bone and lots of soft tissue like tendons and cartilage. Soft tissue problems are quite common so anyone with hip injury syndrome makes a good candidate for arthroscopy surgery.
Arrange a consultation with Mr Arun Kumar (Hipkneesurgeon)
When faced with the possibility of arthroscopy surgery it’s important to arrange a consultation with an experienced orthopaedic surgeon. He or she will be able to determine if arthroscopy surgery is the right way forward to reach the best possible outcome. During the consultation period, the procedure will be explained in detail to ensure both parties are happy to proceed.