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 yo