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When is it used

How is it done

Advantages

Disadvantages

Hip Arthroscopy

Several hip conditions can be treated with less invasive surgery using an arthroscope.The instruments are introduced through two to four small incisions and major surgery can be completed with minimal external scarring. See Figure A1, Figure A2, Figure F1, Figure F2, and Figure F3.

When is it used

How is it done

A significant force is applied to pull on the leg to open up the ball from the socket. Xrays are used frequently. A large amount of fluid is pumped through the hip to keep the hip distended and the camera picture clear. Narrow camera and instruments are inserted through small incisions and the joint is inspected and any problems are treated. top of page

Advantages

Less tissue injury, less pain, less blood loss, quicker recovery

Disadvantages

In addition to complications that can occur after any surgery, certain complications are rare, but unique to hip arthroscopy.