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What are the risks involved with having hip arthroscopy for a labral tear?

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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Several

All surgeries have risks and hip arthroscopy is no different.
The usual risks are bleeding, infection, damage to nerves or blood vessels and continued pain. These are all very rare with hip arthroscopy but do exist. After labralrepair, somehips get very stiff and much therapy is needed to restore motion. Damage to the cartilage in the joint can also happen. Talk to your surgeon about these, .

In brief: Several

All surgeries have risks and hip arthroscopy is no different.
The usual risks are bleeding, infection, damage to nerves or blood vessels and continued pain. These are all very rare with hip arthroscopy but do exist. After labralrepair, somehips get very stiff and much therapy is needed to restore motion. Damage to the cartilage in the joint can also happen. Talk to your surgeon about these, .
Dr. Jason Boyer
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Minimal risk usually

Standard risks include but are not limited to: infection, nerve/vessel damage, persistent pain, injury from hip joint distraction (hip specific), the need for further surgery, DVT (clot in leg), as well as the standard risks of anesthesia.
The same similar risks are present for other joints as well-- such as the knee undergoing knee arthroscopy. Definitely discuss with your surgeon before surgery.

In brief: Minimal risk usually

Standard risks include but are not limited to: infection, nerve/vessel damage, persistent pain, injury from hip joint distraction (hip specific), the need for further surgery, DVT (clot in leg), as well as the standard risks of anesthesia.
The same similar risks are present for other joints as well-- such as the knee undergoing knee arthroscopy. Definitely discuss with your surgeon before surgery.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Traction injury

Traction must be applied to surgical leg which introduces potential for traction (stretch) injury to nerves.
Most commonly manifests as transient numbness or altered sensation in leg/foot, sometimes genitals depending on nerve affected. Permanent changes are rare. Limiting duration of traction during procedure minimizes risk. Other risks include infection, vascular injury, cartilage injury.

In brief: Traction injury

Traction must be applied to surgical leg which introduces potential for traction (stretch) injury to nerves.
Most commonly manifests as transient numbness or altered sensation in leg/foot, sometimes genitals depending on nerve affected. Permanent changes are rare. Limiting duration of traction during procedure minimizes risk. Other risks include infection, vascular injury, cartilage injury.
Dr. Darren Corteen
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