Hip Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that uses an arthroscope to help diagnose and treat a wide range of hip problems. During the treatment, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called arthroscope to view the inside of your hip joints. The inside images are displayed on a video monitor and the surgeons, with the help of these images guide the surgical instruments. Hip arthroscopy usually takes 1 to 2 hours, although the time may vary for different patients depending on the severity of their hip problem.
At first, your doctor will suggest a complete evaluation of your health. The doctor will look for any underlying health risks or problems that could possibly interfere in your hip arthroscopy surgery. If the patient is healthy, he/she can be treated as an outpatient which means, he/she does not have to stay at the hospital. Hip arthroscopy surgery is performed under general anesthesia and therefore a member of the anesthesia team will pay you a visit prior to the surgery.
The surgical procedures start with your leg put in traction. This means, your hip will be pulled away from the socket for your surgeon to insert tiny surgical instruments. A small incision is made in the hip for your surgeon to view the hip. Once the problem is being identified, your surgeon will start with the necessary repairing, knot tying, suture passing, and removal of any inflammation.
At Saishree, we make sure the patient first undergoes the evaluation of our general physician to make sure he/she is the right candidate for hip arthroscopy. This step is important for the patient to be supervised under minimal risks of complications. Contact our expert integrated team of orthopedic surgeons for further details on hip arthroscopy treatment and its rehabilitation program.