Hip Arthroscopy Surgery
Minimally Invasive Procedure
Hip arthroscopy surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to treat certain types of hip pain. Aurora Health Care was among the first in Wisconsin to introduce this less-invasive treatment that dramatically reduces recovery times and scarring.
In hip arthroscopy, surgeons make small incisions near your hip then use tiny cameras and micro instruments to find and repair damaged tissue. With arthroscopy, the surgeon can:
- Remove bits of cartilage that are loose in the joint
- Remove or repair a tear in the hip cartilage
- Treat hip joint impingement, a common cause of hip pain
- Perform a biopsy
- Treat synovitis (inflamed lining of the joint)
This cutting-edge technique allows surgeons to treat many of your hip conditions on an outpatient basis, eliminating the need for a lengthy hospital stay. And, since only small incisions are used in hip arthroscopy, the surgery is less traumatic than other procedures resulting in faster recovery times and less scarring—a vast improvement over traditional hip surgery.
Although the procedure is designed to be minimally invasive, you’ll also benefit from post-surgical rehabilitation. Our hip arthroscopy surgeons and therapists work closely with you to develop an individualized plan for rehabilitation to help you restore function, reduce pain and get back to your daily activities.
Learn more about this procedure by viewing a hip arthroscopy video.