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Hip Arthroscopy

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Hip Arthroscopy Surgery in Chunni-ganj, Kanpur

Hip arthroscopy is a procedure performed at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, in which a small cut is made by the surgeon to see an enlarged view of your hip joint. The procedure is performed by using small tools along with a special instrument called an arthroscope.

What Is Hip Arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy is an advanced technique used by surgeons for treating different conditions of the hip joint by using advanced surgical tools and equipment. The surgeon uses an arthroscope for the diagnosis of hip problems.

What Are The Benefits Of Hip Arthroscopy?

The most important benefits of hip arthroscopy are:

  • Only a small cut is made, so there is less pain and scarring
  • It is a quick procedure and you can come back home the same day
  • Required a short period to recover
  • Helps to prevent complications of arthritis of the hip joint
  • Can delay the replacement of the hip joint by managing and treating hip problems at an early stage

Who Is The Right Candidate For Hip Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy can be useful for people with the following conditions:

  • Limited range of motion of the hip joint due to arthritis or other bone problems
  • Repairing the minor injuries of hip joint
  • Removing worn out parts of the hip joint
  • Treating inflammation of the covering of the hip joint
  • Removing outgrowths of bones that may cause pain

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What Preparation Is Done For Hip Arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy can be performed in the outpatient room. You can return home the same day or after a few hours. Hip arthroscopy is a quick procedure and will take only half an hour. Your doctor may ask you if you take any medications. He will tell you to stop certain medications and stop eating and drinking a few hours before the procedure.

How Is Hip Arthroscopy Done?

You will be given local or general anesthesia. In most cases, the procedure is done under local anesthesia as it helps shorten the time of recovery.

Your doctor will keep your leg in an extended position. It will help in properly viewing the joint and making suitable cuts surrounding the joint.

The doctor will inject a sterile fluid into the joint through a small needle to enhance the joint space so that he can see clearly. He will then insert an arthroscope to see the hip joint.

The surgeon can also use other small tools and equipment for repairing minor injuries of your hip joint. After completing the treatment and examination, the surgeon will take out the instrument and close the gap.

The doctor may give you pain medication to reduce the pain and ask you to apply ice. You may also have to avoid putting pressure on the joint and use crutches to walk. You may have to stay for a few hours after hip arthroscopy in the hospital room. You can return home the same day.

What Are The Risks Of Hip Arthroscopy?

Risks involved with hip arthroscopy include the following:

  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection at the site
  • Damage to the adjacent nerves and other blood vessels
  • Damage to the other parts of the hip joint
  • Clotting in the leg
  • Stiffness of the hip joint
  • Feeling of numbness and tingling in the hip joint


During hip arthroscopy, the doctor will make small incisions around the hip joint and insert an instrument to visualize the inside of your hip joint. It will help the doctor at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, to diagnose the diseases of the hip joint and also repair worn-out tissues.

1. How long will it take to recover after hip arthroscopy?

It will take a few hours to recover from hip arthroscopy. Slight pain and discomfort may be there. Your doctor will give you pain medication for reducing your pain and discomfort. Swelling around the hip joint may remain for a few days. Generally, it will take a week to recover completely after hip arthroscopy.

2. How long do I have to stay in the hospital after a hip arthroscopy?

It is a simple procedure and is usually done under local anesthesia. The surgery takes half an hour and you may be kept under observation for two or three hours. You can return home the same day.

3. Do I have to use crutches after hip arthroscopy?

Yes, you may have to use crutches after hip arthroscopy for up to 4-6 weeks depending on the reason for hip arthroscopy.


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