During a hip arthroscopy, your leg will be placed into traction to create a working space between the ball and socket. Your surgeon will typically make 2-3 small incisions, “poke holes”, around the hip. He or she then inserts a small camera and arthroscopy instruments through the incisions. This allows your doctor to assess the damaged structures in the hip.
A few of the many procedures that can be done via hip arthroscopy include:
- Labral repair | en Español
- Loose body removal | en Español
- Correction of FAI | en Español
- Psoas release
Source and for more information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
If your orthopedic surgeon has determined that you would benefit from hip surgery it is important to be aware of typical pre-operative and post-operative instructions. Please speak with your surgeon’s nurse specifically if you have any questions regarding these instructions.
For specific instructions from your surgeon, click here to go to the post operative instruction section.