Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which an orthopedic surgeon uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, to look inside the hip joint. A hip arthroscopy can be used to diagnose, repair, and/or remove damaged tissue if necessary. 


Hip arthroscopy is less common than knee or shoulder arthroscopy but is often necessary to treat conditions such as Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), labral tears and loose bodies in the joint. 

Complications from a hip arthroscopy are rare. Some individuals may experience numbness, which is due to surrounding nerves being affected, but it is generally temporary. Crutches or walking assistance is often needed for a short time after the surgery and physical therapy is usually necessary for a full recovery.

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