Arthroscopic Hip Surgery Reduces Pain, Speeds Recovery
Arthroscopic hip surgery, or hip scope, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an arthroscope, a small tube with lenses, a video camera and a light. Using the arthroscope, surgeons view the joint through a tiny incision to diagnose conditions. Once the injury is confirmed, specialized instruments are inserted through the small incisions to repair torn tissue and/or smooth bone spurs. As compared to traditional hip surgeries that involve large incisions, hip arthroscopy results in less scarring, reduced post-operative pain, and quicker recovery.
Hip scopes can be used to diagnose and treat problems with the labrum, soft tissue or loose bodies (fragments of bone or cartilage) around the joint. During the hip scope your surgeon will be able to look and see what the problem is, and then they will use tools through that same opening to repair damage, like a tear, or remove debris.
Arthroscopic hip surgery recovery time
Hip arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure that allows you to have surgery and go home the same day. Generally, crutches or a walker are used for the first two weeks after surgery. Physical therapy is begun soon after the surgery has been completed.
Our experienced physical therapists will create an individualized rehabilitation program that best meets your needs. They’ll work with you step-by-step to increase your strength and ease of movement.