Hip arthroscopic procedures may be used for a variety of hip conditions, primarily the treatment of labral tears, hip impingement, articular cartilage injuries, and the removal of loose bodies in the joint
Other less frequent conditions treated through hip arthroscopy include tendon or ligament injuries, deep gluteal space problems, piriformis, hip instability, and an inflamed or damaged synovium. Because all of these conditions may eventually lead to hip arthritis, treating them with arthroscopic procedures may be a beneficial option for patients.
Every patient is unique, and the details of hip arthroscopy procedures can vary
In general, hip arthroscopy is performed under general anesthesia. You will be asleep during the procedure and you will not remember your surgery.
The length of the procedure largely depends upon the type of procedure being performed. Most procedures last one to two hours. Hip arthroscopy is often performed on an outpatient basis, but sometimes an overnight hospital stay is required.