Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Many arthroscopic hip conditions can be treated through conservative methods, but some may require surgery to effectively relieve pain and restore function to the joint. Your doctor will decide which type of treatment is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your condition. Contact Us Today

Offering Arthroscopic Hip Surgery in Wayne, NJ

An arthroscope is a flexible fiber-optic tube mounted with a tiny camera and is used for a wide range of diagnostic purposes and for arthroscopic hip surgery. When inserted into the hip, the state-of-the-art tool allows surgeons to see a magnified view of the joint. In Wayne, New Jersey, the experienced team at High Mountain Orthopedics uses this cutting-edge technology to diagnose, evaluate, and treat a variety of hip conditions.

Hip Conditions We Treat with Arthroscopy

High Mountain Orthopedics performs arthroscopic hip surgery for patients who are deemed to be ideal candidates. The technology enables surgeons to complete procedures through smaller incisions than would be possible with more traditional surgical options. We commonly treat hip conditions such as the following:

  • Hip fractures: If the hip bone is fractured, an arthroscopy enables doctors to evaluate the extent of the damage, which informs them as they develop an effective treatment plan.
  • Hip arthritis: Arthroscopies are useful in differentiating between types of arthritis and for performing surgery when necessary.
  • Labral tears: The labrum is a ring of cartilage holding the hip in place. If it tears, arthroscopy allows doctors to assess the damage and repair it in a minimally invasive manner.
  • Femoroacetabular impingement: This disorder develops when extra bone growth causes the hip joint to chafe. It is frequently diagnosed and treated via arthroscopy.

The accurate diagnoses provided by arthroscopies allow orthopedic physicians to act faster when treating your condition, which could delay or even eliminate the need for hip replacements or other modalities.

What to Expect

At High Mountain Orthopedics, we perform arthroscopic hip surgery as an outpatient procedure. This means that most patients may return home on the same day as their surgery. When performed for diagnostic purposes, procedures take about 30 minutes to complete. In arthroscope-aided surgeries, their timing may vary depending on the treatment performed. Here is our process:

  1. Our surgeons numb the hip with a local anesthetic. You will not experience any pain and will be awake through the procedure.
  2. Two to three tiny incisions are made over the hip.
  3. A thin tube, called a cannula, is inserted into the incision. The arthroscope is then fed through the cannula to view the joint.
  4. If arthroscopy is supporting a surgical treatment, your surgeon will now perform any steps necessary to carry out a complete and successful procedure. We often use arthroscopy in the following procedures:
    • Hip fracture repair
    • Hip resurfacing
    • Labral repair
    • Hip decompression
  5. The cannula and arthroscope are withdrawn, and the incisions are sealed with stitches or surgical tape.

Depending on your unique procedure, doctors may prescribe pain medication or suggest that you wear a brace or use crutches. Our High Mountain Orthopedics surgeons will ensure you know what to expect after your arthroscopy in the appointments leading up to your procedure.

Schedule a Hip Arthroscopy Consultation Today

Arthroscopic hip surgery is a revolutionary technology that ensures accurate diagnoses, effective treatments, and smooth recoveries. High Mountain Orthopedics offers these procedures for patients in and around Wayne, NJ. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of arthroscopic hip surgery or schedule an evaluation for your hip condition.

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