What Is Hip Arthroscopy?
Hip arthroscopy — or arthroscopic hip surgery — is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat conditions and injuries in the hip joint, like arthritis, osteoporosis, fractures, and dislocations. A small arthroscopic camera is inserted into the hip joint with half-inch incisions, allowing the surgeon to examine and treat the damaged area around your hip joint. Arthroscopic surgery helps provide patients with accurate treatment and faster recovery times.
Arthroscopic Hip Surgery at Atlantic Orthopaedics
Millions of people suffer from joint pain in the hip that can’t be treated by injections or physical therapy. Whether the pain is coming from a recent sports-related injury or labral tear, we can help you get back to living pain-free. Our board-certified sports medicine team, arthroscopic hip surgeons, and health partners at ProCare Physical Therapy will work with you before, during, and after your surgery.
Benefits of Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Patients who undergo arthroscopic hip surgery tend to benefit from faster recovery times and reduced joint stiffness, pain, and scarring than those who undergo more traditional invasive hip surgery.
Candidates for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Arthroscopic hip surgery is common for those experiencing arthritis pain, a limited range of motion, osteoporosis, a hip labral tear, or any individual who fits the surgical criteria as determined by our providers. If you have not found relief through non-operative treatments like rest, anti-inflammatories, or injections, you may be a candidate for this minimally invasive procedure. The doctor may order MRI and CT scans to get a closer look at where you’re experiencing hip pain and the severity of your condition or injury before any kind of surgery is recommended.
Recovery Time After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery allows for patients to leave the hospital a few hours after their hip surgery is complete. Incisions will heal within 3-5 days and you will be able to return to your daily life activities within a week of your surgery. The full recovery time for post-operation typically takes one to two months. During this recovery time, we refer our patients to ProCare Physical Therapy. ProCare helps you return to full-time, functional capabilities whether you’re a competitive athlete or looking to return to your lifestyle. Here you will focus on regaining strength, retraining your muscle groups to work together, and restoring functional joint movement to prevent the risk of re-injuring your hip.
Arthroscopic Surgery Consultations
If you would like to consult with a provider about arthroscopic hip surgery, please contact or call our offices at 603-431-1121 (Portsmouth, NH) or 207-363-3490 (York, ME). Our providers will meet with you to discuss your pain and your goals to determine if arthroscopic hip surgery is right for you or if another treatment plan is more appropriate.
Conditions and Injuries Treated
Arthroscopic hip surgery can relieve hip pain associated with the following, and more.
- Hip pain
- Loss of motion
- Difficulty bending, twisting or turning
- Avascular necrosis
- Torn Articular Cartilage
- Torn Acetabular Labrum
- Hip bursitis
Is Arthroscopic Hip Surgery Right for You?
Schedule a consultation to discuss your hip pain and candidacy for arthroscopic hip surgery. Our Sports Medicine or Arthroscopic Hip Surgery teams are here to help.
Treating Providers | Hip Arthroscopy
Our Arthroscopic Hip Surgeons are some of the best-trained and most experienced arthroscopic hip surgeons in New Hampshire, Maine, New England, and beyond. Book your consultation today.