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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


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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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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?

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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I am really scared about my upcoming hip arthroscopy. Any advice?

I am really scared about my upcoming hip arthroscopy. Any advice?

Relax: It is not uncommon to be anxious about an upcoming surgery. Hip arthroscopy is performed through very small incisions, and the postoperative pain typically improves rapidly over a few days. ...Read more

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How can I use the bathroom after hip arthroscopy surgery?

How can I use the bathroom after hip arthroscopy surgery?

Yes: The small portal incisions are out of harms way and will not prevent normal use of the bathroom. You may well be significantly slower with all the logistics involved but still able indeed. Sitting with hip flexed to 90 degrees is allowed after arthroscopy. Most arthroscopy distraction systems have a large firm but soft post centered about your perineum. This can cause postoperative discomfort. ...Read more

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How doi go to the bathroom after hip arthroscopy surgery?

Just like you always: I do not require sitting restrictions after hip arthroscopy. Just be careful and deliberate getting up and down from any low chair. In over 3000 cases I have never had a patient need an elevated toilet seat. ...Read more

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How can I go to the bathroom after having hip arthroscopy surgery?

How can I go to the bathroom after having hip arthroscopy surgery?

Yes: My typical restrictions for my patients are with regards to weight bearing when walking and twisting of the hip. Sitting is ok. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate my fear of getting an IV for my hip arthroscopy?

Medicines: Will help. Usually the anesthesiologist can give a patient a sedative or valium prior to help with any anxiety from peri-operative issues. You typically need to sign the consent for surgery first so you are of right mind. You can also get some cream to help numb the skin. ...Read more

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3 months p/o hip arthroscopy for labral repair. Hip locked up getting up from bed, painful. Resolved. Concern?

Probably not: If it just happened on one occasion and has not recurred, then I would not worry to much about it. If it becomes a recurrent problem, it may be a sign of a retort labrum. ...Read more

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Cost of hip arthroscopy for labral tear?

Covered by insurance: In most cases the procedure is covered by insurance. Codes exist for most of the main procedures that are performed. Some portions of the procedure are "unlisted" and patients sometimes need to pay this up front and then work with the insurance to pay this back to patient directly. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for my hips to hurt after having hip arthroscopy done to repair torn cartilage?

Is it unusual for my hips to hurt after having hip arthroscopy done to repair torn cartilage?

2-12 weeks of pain: Hip arthroscopy causes postop discomfort of a mild to moderate nature that progressively improves within the first 2-12 weeks. Discuss expectations of pain resolution with your surgeon as he/she will know best what you should expect based upon the exact injury and treatment rendered. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Hip Arthroscopy (Definition)

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 ...Read more