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Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique whereby it is possible to look inside the hip joint with the aid of a fibre optic telescope (arthrospoce).

An arthroscope is a small, metal tube about the length and width of a drinking straw. Inside, a bundle of fibre optics act as both a light source and a camera.

Images are sent from the arthroscope to a video screen or an eyepiece so that the surgeon is able to see the joint. As well as allowing a surgeon to look inside a joint, an arthroscopy can also be used to treat a range of problems and conditions, including the treatment of labral tears, hip impingement, arthritis, articular cartilage injuries, and the removal of loose bodies in the joint.

Other less frequent conditions treated through hip arthroscopy include tendon or ligament injuries, hip instability, and an inflamed or damaged synovium. Because all of these conditions may eventually lead to hip arthritis, treating them with arthroscopic procedures may be a beneficial option for patients.

The arthroscope is inserted into a small incision next to the joint. More small incisions may also be made to allow an examining probe or surgical instruments to be inserted. An arthroscopy is carried out using keyhole surgery, where only small cuts are made in the skin. This gives the procedure some potential advantages over traditional, open surgery including:

  • less pain following the operation
  • faster healing time
  • lower risk of infection
  • it can be performed as a day case procedure
  • you may be able to resume normal activities more quickly

Arthroscopic hip surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure which means no overnight hospital stay is required.

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