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Hip Arthroscopy: A Closer Look

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:

 

 

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