Hip Arthroscopy

Keyhole surgery for conditions of the hip joint has progressed significantly over the past decade. From the simple diagnosis of conditions, to the complex treatment of cartilage defects and tears around the rim of the joint.

Hip joint preserving surgery has allowed the re-contouring of the hip joint in order to hopefully delay the onset of arthritic change.

Hip arthroscopy often requires two or three small keyhole incisions to be made to allow a telescope to be passed into the hip joint along with instruments in order to manipulate and deal with the tissues. This can be done as a day case operation and may require the use of crutches for four to six weeks afterwards, depending on the problems found at the time of surgery and the treatment that is performed, along with a hip specific post-operative rehabilitation regime with a physiotherapist.

The benefits of hip arthroscopy are to remove the pain source and allow patients to return to a higher level of activity. As with all procedures, there are associated complications and Mr Dodd will discuss these with you at the time of listing you for your procedure. They can also be found here.

All patients who undergo hip arthroscopy are asked if they are willing to enter the Non-Arthritic Hip Registry which is an on-line database of specialist Hip arthroscopy surgeons within the UK trying to ensure that their patients are receiving the best possible outcomes.

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Hip arthroscopy can involve labral repair or removal of impinging bone.

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