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What happens during a hip scope operation?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Akin to knee scope

Arthroscopy of any joint, hip included, involves placing a fiber optic camera into the joint.
The joint is accessed via multiple small 1 CM incisions (portals). While viewing through one portal various surgical instruments help diagnose and treat any problems found inside the joint. Hip arthroscopy, unlike shoulder & knee, requires significant traction to open the joint for viewing the joint.

In brief: Akin to knee scope

Arthroscopy of any joint, hip included, involves placing a fiber optic camera into the joint.
The joint is accessed via multiple small 1 CM incisions (portals). While viewing through one portal various surgical instruments help diagnose and treat any problems found inside the joint. Hip arthroscopy, unlike shoulder & knee, requires significant traction to open the joint for viewing the joint.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hip scope

Hip arthroscopy is done to shave, trim, repair, or remove torn or loose tissues.
Conditions treated include labral tears, loose bodies, cam effect, spurs, etc. You are positioned with traction in the operating room.

In brief: Hip scope

Hip arthroscopy is done to shave, trim, repair, or remove torn or loose tissues.
Conditions treated include labral tears, loose bodies, cam effect, spurs, etc. You are positioned with traction in the operating room.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Jack Choueka
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can see inside joint

A fiberoptic camera and small instruments can be placed inside the hip joint using small incisions.
Can be used to deb ride the hip joint or even fix some labral tears.

In brief: Can see inside joint

A fiberoptic camera and small instruments can be placed inside the hip joint using small incisions.
Can be used to deb ride the hip joint or even fix some labral tears.
Dr. Jack Choueka
Dr. Jack Choueka
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