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Hip Arthroscopy

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Hip Arthroscopy Surgery in Chembur, Mumbai

Hip Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure done by an orthopedic doctor to examine the inside of the hip joint. This is done using an arthroscope (a tiny camera), where a small incision is made to access the hip joint in case you are facing any severe hip pain or hip joint problems. 

This surgery is recommended in the cases of painful bone spurs,  inflamed joint lining, loose fragments of cartilage, and trimming of a labral tear. It generally takes up to 30-120 minutes. You can even be sent home the very same day. Arthroscopy instruments required in this procedure are a 70-degree arthroscope, long cannulas and guides, fluoroscopy (Imaging technique for X-rays).

About Hip Arthroscopy

In this procedure, your doctor will make 2-3 incisions (one-quarter to one-half inch long) called portals. Firstly, a special needle is inserted into the hip joint with the help of fluoroscopy. Post that, a water-based saline solution is injected to create fluid pressure, which will hold the joint to be open. Next, a guidewire is inserted through an incision, and then a cannula (a thin tube) is inserted through that guidewire. Now, the wire is removed, and an arthroscope is inserted through the cannula to see the extent of damage to the hip joint or the disease.

Your orthopedics surgeon will diagnose the actual problem with the help of this procedure and then suggest the best possible options for the treatment. Once the diagnosis or repair is made, your surgeon will close the incisions with the help of non-dissolvable sutures. Further, they will advise you of the correct medication and steps to follow after this procedure.

Who Qualifies for Hip Arthroscopy?

If you are suffering from any of the below problems, you are eligible to go through this procedure-

  • If you are suffering from conditions like a labral tear, hip dysplasia, loose bodies in the hip area, or other issues leading to loss of function in the hip region.
  • If you are facing limitations in mobility that is affecting your everyday life.
  • In cases of Snapping Hip Syndrome, Hip-joint instability, pelvic fractures, Extra-articular hip indications, and Femoral Acetabular Impingement.

Why Is Hip Arthroscopy Conducted?

The reason as to why orthopedic doctor recommends hip arthroscopy are:

  • Hip arthroscopy is conducted when the actual cause of severe pains in the hip joints is not diagnosed.
  • When any other treatments or medication does not treat your symptoms, your doctor generally recommends hip arthroscopy to understand the problem clearly.
  • It is conducted to treat septic arthritis, Hip joint injuries, degenerative joint diseases, Unexplained hip symptoms, dislocations, torn cartilages, etc. 

Benefits of Hip Arthroscopy

Doctors recommend hip arthroscopy if patients are in extreme pain. The significant benefits of the same are:

  1. It will decrease the pain in the hip joint significantly.
  2. There is very minimal scarring.
  3. It is an outpatient procedure that allows the patients to leave within 24 hours after it is done.
  4. The recovery period post-surgery is also not too long.
  5. Hip arthroscopy can result in delaying extreme steps such as hip replacement.
  6. Complications are also uncommon during and post-surgery.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Potential Risks and Complications of Hip Arthroscopy

Though if performed by the experts, the complications are uncommon, but every patient still must be aware of the possible risks or complications both during or post-procedure.

  1. Breathing problem or reaction from the anesthesia
  2. Bleeding
  3. Infection or damage to blood vessels
  4. Temporary numbness in the legs
  5. Complication due to any equipment used in the surgery (e.g., breakage)
  6. Hypothermia and damage to nerves
  7. Adhesions






How long will it take to recover fully after the procedure? Will it affect my daily lifestyle?

As the risks and complications are less, the recovery time is faster after the procedure. If you don’t strain yourself or do heavy physical activity, you will recover in a maximum of 2-3 weeks.

Will I need crutches or walkers post-surgery?

It takes time for the ligaments to repair fully, so yes, you will need to use a walker or crutches after the surgery. Physiotherapists generally recommend using some support for a faster recovery.

How to find an ortho doctor near me?

Apollo Spectra has the best team of doctors when it comes to arthroscopy of any kind. We help you throughout the procedure with minimal hassle on your part.

Is there any physiotherapist near me?

Before finding the physiotherapist or a physiotherapy center near you, take recommendations from your doctors on whether physiotherapy is required in your case or not. As in some instances, movements of the muscles are not suggested. Also, the best physiotherapist can be recommended by your doctor itself if you need it.


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