If you have chronic hip pain that is interfering with your daily life, Dr. Hill may be able to use hip arthroscopy to identify the issue and possibly treat it using a minimally-invasive procedure.
As a hip and knee specialist, Dr. Hill is able to use hip arthroscopy to fully understand the root of your hip pain and make well-informed suggestions for helping minimize or even eliminate the pain.
The Hip Arthroscopy Procedure
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which an endoscope (a small device with a light and lens) is inserted into the hip joint through a small incision. This allows for an examination of the interior of a joint. Sometimes, when damage is identified it can be treated immediately by inserting small surgical devices.
- Hospital Stay: Arthroscopy is typically performed as an out-patient procedure. However, some situations may require an overnight stay.
- Recovery Time: Because the procedure affects such a small area in such a direct manner, often times, recovery is just a few days to a few weeks. Your recovery time will depend on the issues that are found and possibly treated during your procedure.
- Other Notes: Arthroscopic surgery may provide you with a solution to your hip pain. However, the procedure may lead to a suggestion for further surgery or hip replacement.