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Hip Arthroscopy

What is hip arthroscopy?

Hip Arthroscopy, also referred to as keyhole surgery, is performed through very small incisions to evaluate and treat a variety of hip conditions.

What types of problems can be helped with hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy is indicated for debridement of loose bodies, removal of adhesions, repair of torn labrum, removal of bone spurs, removal of inflamed synovium, debridement of joint surfaces, and evaluation and diagnosis of hip conditions.

What type of anesthetic will I have?

Hip Arthroscopy is performed in a hospital operating room under general or regional anesthetic depending on you and your surgeon’s preference.

Is an overnight hospital stay required for this procedure?

Hip arthroscopy is usually performed as outpatient day surgery, you will not need to stay overnight at the hospital.

How much pain will I be in after surgery?

Pain experienced will be minimal and your surgeon will prescribe pain medications to keep you comfortable at home.

Will I need physical therapy after surgery?

Yes, physical therapy is necessary to restore normal hip function and strength.

Wil l I be on crutches after hip arthroscopy?

Yes, in most cases crutches are required until you walk normally without limping. However, you may need crutches for 1 to 2 months for more extensive procedure.

When could I go back to work?

In most cases, you can return to work within a week depending on your pain levels and nature of your job.

How long will it take me to recover after a hip arthroscopy?

The recovery after hip arthroscopy can be variable and depends on your prognosis and specific surgery performed during the hip arthroscopy.

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