Hip Arthroscopic Surgery at Pinnacle Orthopaedics
Hip pain can be an agonizing and debilitating condition. Some people suffer from hip pain for many years and have not been able to find relief in spite of numerous doctor visits and treatments.
Hip pain diagnosis comes in many forms. Over the past 10 years, there has been a significant evolution in the treatment of hip pain coming from cartilage, bone, and soft tissue injuries. These structures can be torn over many years of wear and tear or by an acute injury. These conditions are seen in all age groups.
Patients who suffer from painful hips do not only put up with the pain. Research has shown that chronic hip pain caused by hip osteoarthritis can also lead to gait abnormalities, functional impairments, and morbidity in patients.
In years past, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and the injection of cortisone have been used to treat these causes of hip pain. If these treatments were not effective, some patients were offered a hip replacement.
Although many of these patients did not have significant arthritic symptoms, they had no other significant alternative to help relieve their pain. With recent advances in technology, a new procedure, hip arthroscopy, has given orthopaedic surgeons the capability to evaluate and treat labrum tears, cartilage injuries, and early hip arthritic changes.
Patients who are candidates for this procedure may have the hip arthroscopy surgery in the morning and leave the hospital or surgery center in the early afternoon. Most patients will have three to five small portal type incisions, usually needing only one stitch to close.
After the surgery, patients will have to use crutches for about a month, and have some physical therapy. Typically, patients are back to participating in daily activities in six weeks and back to certain sporting activities within three to four months.
Most patients experience a significant decrease in their preoperative pain and are very pleased with their newfound abilities. Nearly all of these patients had suffered pain for many years and experienced a substantial pain reduction, which is a very welcome relief!
The future of hip arthroscopy
The future of hip arthroscopy is very bright. The procedure truly is the latest advancement in orthopaedic arthroscopic surgery. New technology has allowed for the development of the procedure itself. Newer advancements are forthcoming that will allow orthopedic surgeons the ability to offer more surgical options by arthroscopic means.
Over time, as the surgical outcomes of the patients are carefully evaluated, we will understand the options better and offer these new advances to more patients.
Consult our hip surgeon today for more information on hip arthroscopic surgery
If you think your condition may benefit from a hip arthroscopic surgery, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with one of our excellent hip surgeons. You will be guided right from assessment and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, to ensure your full recovery. Our specialists are available at five convenient locations:
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