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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Hip Arthroscopy (Overview)

Allows one with an arthroscope and instrumentation to examine the central, peripheral and peritrochanteric compartments of the hip. The labrum in the hip joint can be assessed along with surrounding articular cartilage; impingement lesions such as the pincer and/or cam can be addressed and the hip abductors (glutes) can be assessed. Synovial disease, loose bodies can be taken care of as well.


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What is a hip arthroscopy?

What is a hip arthroscopy?

Minimally invasive: Arthroscopy entails placing a camera in a joint through a small 1-2 cm incision. Shoulders and knees are the most common joints to undergo arthroscopy however, with advances in equipment and techniques, the hip can also be treated. There are numerous conditions which can be address arthroscopically in the hip: impingement, labral tears, loose bodies, synvovitis, and snapping hip are a few. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
97 doctors shared insights

Hip Arthroscopy (Overview)

Allows one with an arthroscope and instrumentation to examine the central, peripheral and peritrochanteric compartments of the hip. The labrum in the hip joint can be assessed along with surrounding articular cartilage; impingement lesions such as the pincer and/or cam can be addressed and the hip abductors (glutes) can be assessed. Synovial disease, loose bodies can be taken care of as well.


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How do they do hip arthroscopy?

How do they do hip arthroscopy?

Hip scope : Thru three or four small incisions a camera and operative tools are inserted . This allows the surgeon to repair or remove tissue. ...Read more

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How painful is a hip arthroscopy?

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How painful is a hip arthroscopy?

Depends: The hip arthroscopy is still young. Depending on the expertise of your surgeon, and the amount of work to be done, the hip arthroscopy can be minimally painful or can be very uncomfortable for months. When we reshape the bone and repair the labrum, it is a good amount of surgery (though less than an open surgery). If we just look or clean up, it is quite benign. ...Read more

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Has anyone had hip arthroscopy done?

Yes.: I have done and send patients over to a hip arthroscopist with labral tears that really help the patient. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a hip arthroscopy?

What can I expect after a hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy: Soreness and tight feeling are to be expected. Low back pain and hip pain can be present. Physiotherapy is very important after surgery to help your recovery. At 4-5 months from surgery you may still feel sore after exercise but this is normal. As your body becomes stronger you will be able to do more and increase your activity. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy: Soreness and tight feeling are to be expected. Low back pain and hip pain can be present. Physiotherapy is very important after surgery to help your recovery. At 4-5 months from surgery you may still feel sore after exercise but this is normal. As your body becomes stronger you will be able to do more and increase your activity. ...Read more

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What can you expect after a hip arthroscopy?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the condition being treated by the hip arthroscopy; but it is a minimally invasive surgical procedure; and most people are doing well from the surgery itself by 2-4 weeks postop. ...Read more

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Hip arthroscopy - what is the experience like?

Hip arthroscopy - what is the experience like?

Good: The field of hip arthroscopy has grown significantly over the last several years. The procedure is typically done as an outpatient, and involves several small incisions. For some conditions recovery can be as quick as a month, while for others 4-6 months. ...Read more

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What are the common complications from hip arthroscopy?

What are the common complications from hip arthroscopy?

Failure to improve: Complications after hip arthroscopy are rare, but also include infection, blood clots and nerve or blood vessel damage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hip arthroscopy?

What is the definition or description of: hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy: Allows one with an arthroscope and instrumentation to examine the central, peripheral and peritrochanteric compartments of the hip. The labrum in the hip joint can be assessed along with surrounding articular cartilage; impingement lesions such as the pincer and/or cam can be addressed and the hip abductors (glutes) can be assessed. Synovial disease, loose bodies can be taken care of as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more