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Hip Arthroscopy Surgery

Hip arthroscopy surgery is used to treat various hip conditions, most commonly labral tears and hip impingement. The procedure is performed by an orthopaedic surgeon who utilizes a small camera to guide surgical tools that are inserted into the hip joint through small incisions.  Hip arthroscopy surgery is a less-invasive alternative to open surgery, providing less pain and stiffness in the affected joint and resulting in shorter recovery times. 

Conditions Treated with Hip Arthroscopy:

  • Labral Tears – a tear in the ring of cartilage that runs along the rim of your hip joint
  • Hip Impingement – a deformity of the hip joint which causes increased friction between the ball and socket

Advantages of a Hip Arthroscopy:

  •  Shorter recovery time
  • Smaller incisions resulting in minimal pain and scarring
  • Delaying, and in some cases, eliminating the need for a total hip replacement surgery

Recovery Time:

As with any surgery, recovery time varies for each patient.  During a typical recovery, the patient will be instructed to use crutches to assist with walking for approximately 3 weeks following surgery. Four to six months of physical therapy is typically prescribed to optimize the results of the surgery. In most cases, patients are able to resume activities including sports in six months.

Consult with your Doctor:

Hip arthroscopy surgery is not recommended for everyone and you should talk with your health care provider about all available treatment options.  The physicians of DMG Orthopaedics Bone, Joint and Spine Center offer leading-edge care and will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to meet your individual needs.  To schedule an appointment, visit dupagemedicalgroup.com or
call 630-790-1872.

Topics and Subtopics: Injury & Pain Management & Joints & Tissue

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