Originally, hip arthroscopy was used only for diagnosing the underlying causes of a patient’s hip pain. Nowadays, several procedures are routinely performed through this minimally invasive procedure. Through the tiny portals created by the arthroscope and the surgical instruments, our experienced hip surgeons can smooth off torn articular cartilage, repair a torn acetabular labrum, trim bone spurs, remove inflamed synovial tissue, and more.
When you need hip arthroscopy at Greater Dayton Surgery Center
If you have a painful condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment such as rest, physical therapy, and medicine or injections to reduce inflammation, your orthopedist may recommend hip arthroscopy.
If you have suffered an injury to your hip, the labrum, articular cartilage or other soft tissues surrounding your joint may have been damaged. Using the arthroscope, our hip surgeons can assess the damage and even make repairs.
There are also a few conditions that can damage these susceptible areas:
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a disorder in which extra bone develops. The bone overgrowth — called bone spurs — damages the soft tissues of the hip during movement.
- Dysplasia is a condition in which the hip socket is abnormally shallow, causing the labrum to be more susceptible to tearing as it struggles to keep the femoral head within the socket.
- Repeated rubbing of a tendon across the outside of the hip joint can cause it to be damaged.
- Synovitis causes inflammation of the synovial tissue surrounding the joint.
- Fragments of bone or cartilage can become loose and move around within the hip joint.
Whatever the cause, hip arthroscopy is a safe, effective method of repairing and/or assessing damage to your hip joint. Call our hip experts at 937.535.2200 to discuss your hip pain, and how to relieve it.