Hip arthroscopy is surgery that is done by making small cuts around your hip and looking inside using a tiny camera. Other medical instruments may also be inserted to examine or treat your hip joint.
Arthroscopy - hip; Hip impingement syndrome - arthroscopy; Femora-acetabular impingement - arthroscopy; FAI - arthroscopy; Labrum - arthroscopy
During arthroscopy of the hip, the surgeon uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to see inside your hip.
- An arthroscope is made up of a tiny tube, a lens, and a light source. A small surgical cut is made to insert it into your body.
- The surgeon will look inside your hip joint for damage or disease.
- Other medical instruments may also be inserted through one or two other small surgical cuts. This allows the surgeon to treat or fix certain problems, if needed.
- Your surgeon may remove extra pieces of bone that are loose in your hip joint, or fix cartilage or other tissues that are damaged.