A ‘hip scope’ or hip Arthroscopy has many advantages over traditional open hip surgery.
‘Hip Scope’, or hip Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive hip surgery. A surgeon uses an arthroscope to examine or treat the inside of hip joint. The instrument is inserted into the body via small incision. The scope is equipped with a camera which provides a view of the hip joint on a monitor. Some conditions may be even treated arthroscopically.
Advantages of Hip Arthroscopy
A hip scope has many advantages over traditional open hip surgery.
- Minimizespost surgical hip pain and scarring.
- Decreases recovery time.
- Hip arthritis can be delayed by treating its cause in the beginning stages.
- This procedure can delay or eliminate the need for a hip replacement by treating the conditions early; thuspreventing osteoarthritis of the hip.
Conditions Which are treated by Hip Arthroscopy.
- Hip impingement (femoroacetabular impingement), which limits range of motion. It is usuallyseen as a major cause of osteoarthritis.
- Labral tears; a condition where a specific cartilage called the labrum,which lines the hip socket gets torn.
- To remove loose fragments of cartilage inside the joint, which are usually caused by an injury, such as a torn labrum.