A hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical option for patients of any age provided they have a non-arthritic hip. UPMC orthopaedic surgeons perform the surgery by inserting a tiny camera inside the hip at the source of the problem. They use the camera as a guide as they insert other instruments to repair the damaged area.
Due to the minimally invasive nature of a hip arthroscopy the recovery time can be much shorter than an open hip surgery. Another advantage to a minimally invasive option is it may increase the success rate of the surgery, which means there is a less of a chance for revision surgery.
Hip joint pain doesn’t always require hip surgery. Doctors will try other measures, such as activity modification, physical therapy, injections, or anti-inflammatory medication to relieve pain.
Regaining flexibility in the muscle, and normal or improved strength levels, are also required for a safe return to activity.
Prevention of labral tears includes maintaining good flexibility and strength around joints.
Some common symptoms of joint conditions include:
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