Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is one of the most cutting-edge areas of orthopedic surgery. The development of highly specialized procedures in hip arthroscopy over the last few years created new options for patients with hip pain, hip injuries, and early arthritis of the hip. These procedures allows athletes to return to their sport, allow workers to return to work, and often prevent or delay the need for joint replacement.

Hip injuries, once thought to be a problem only in the elderly, are extremely common in people of all ages. Young patients with hip injuries may go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with problems such as groin strains, sciatica, bursitis, or sports hernias. Fortunately, upon correct diagnosis, many people with hip problems are candidates for hip arthroscopy.

The Procedure:

Arthroscopic surgery of the hip is performed through tiny poke-hole (portal) incisions using a camera to view inside the hip joint. A variety of instruments are used to repair torn labrum, injured cartilage and soft tissues, remove bone spurs, remove excess bone to re-shape non-spherical femoral heads or acetabular over-coverage. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Patients go home the same day using crutches and a brace to assure proper recovery of the hip.

Recovery from Surgery:

Hip arthroscopy is generally an outpatient procedure, with fairly minimal pain. The average postoperative course involves 2 weeks in a hip brace and 2 weeks on crutches to protect the work done on the hip. A brace may be required for 6 weeks, and crutches may be required for up to 8 weeks if the hip’s condition requires a more extensive surgery. Most patients begin riding a stationary bicycle and begin physical therapy the day after surgery. Patients can return to work as soon as a 2-3 days after their procedure, depending on their work type. Athletes can expect to return to sports between 3-6 months after surgery. High-level athletes participate in an intense physical therapy course after surgery, gradually increasing their workout intensity.

Hip-Spine Syndrome and Arthroscopy
Iliopsoas Fractional Lenthening For Internal Snapping Hip 2014
NFL Impairment
Open Surgical Dislocation versus Arthroscopic Treatment of FAI
Sex Based Differences in Presentations of Hip Pain 2014
Hip Arthroscopy for Labral Tears in Workers Compensation 2013
Borderline Dysplasia 2013
Hip Injuries in the NBA 2013
Endoscopic Treatment of Full-Thickness Gluteus Medius Tears 2013
Iliopsoas Impingement on a Collared Femoral Prosthesis 2013
Textbook chapter: Hip Physical Examination
Clinical Examination of the hip joint in Athletes 2009
Femoral Anteversion in the Hip Comparison of measurements by Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Physical Examination 2012
Hip and Pelvic Problems in Athletes 2007
Labral Base Refixation in the Hip Rational and technique for an anatomical approach to labral repair 2010
Acetabular Labral Tear and Post Partum Hip Pain 2012
Iatrogenic Labral Puncture of the Hip is avoidable 2012
Textbook chapter: loose bodies tips and pearls
Endoscopic Repair of Proximal Hamstring Avulsion 2012
Partial Thickness Tears of the Gluteus Medius Rationale and Technique for Transtendinous Endoscopic Repair 2010
Hip Impingement Identifying and Treating a Common Cause of Hip Pain 2009
Open Surgical Dislocation versus Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement, Comparison of Clinical Outcomes 2011
Iliopsoas impingement a newly identified cause of labral pathology in the hip 2011
Arthroscopic capsulotomy capsular repair and capsular plication of the hip
Risk factors for ligamentum teres tears 2013
Arthroscopic ligementum teres reconstruction 2012

Publications from the American Hip Institute on Hip Arthroscopy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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