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Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where a small camera and the special instruments are placed in to the hip through very small incisions. The surgeon looks into the joint through the camera with the help of a TV monitor.

Hip joint consist of head of the thigh bone and the socket called acetabulum from the pelvis. The joint itself is covered by multiple layers of tissues. Arthiritis of the hip from wear and tear can diagnosed at different stages of disease. Two pathological variances of early arthritis CAM [femur not perfectly round]  and PINCER [socket is excessively prominent]  types of Femoroacetabular impingement. Hip arthroscopy can really be useful in treating these condition with proper diagnosis preventing major surgeries. Other conditions that could be treated with hip arthroscopy include hip impingement, labral tears, dysplasia, loose bodies, synovitis, trochanteric bursitis, snapping hip syndrome.

The hip athroscopy can be done as an out patient procedure depending of the overall health of the patient. Procedure involves repairing cartilage, trimming bone spurs, removing loose bodies among others.

 

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