MedStar Orthopaedic Institute is a leading orthopedic groups in the D.C. area, providing personalized and comprehensive hip care. Our doctors are fellowship-trained in hip surgery and specialize exclusively in caring for conditions that affect the hip. We provide the most advanced approaches to total hip surgery, including minimally invasive hip arthroscopy. Our techniques are evidence-based and offer our patients the quickest and safest recovery possible.
What is hip arthroscopy?
This minimally invasive joint surgery allows an orthopedic surgeon to repair portions of the hip without making a large incision. The surgery is performed using an arthroscope, which is a small camera that lets your doctor view the inside of your injured hip. The surgery is often preferred over traditional open hip surgery because it usually requires less downtime after surgery and may result in less pain during and after the procedure.
Why is hip arthroscopy performed?
If non-surgical treatment does not improve your condition, you may need surgery. The orthopedic surgeons at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute are experienced in the most advanced and innovative hip arthroscopy procedures. Arthroscopic surgery is an ideal option for patients who need hip surgery but would prefer a minimally invasive approach. You may be a good candidate for arthroscopy if you suffer from any of the following:
- Hip labral tear
- Hip impingement
- History of hip labral surgery with continued pain
- Hip instability
What does hip arthroscopy involve?
During arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into the hip joint. This allows your surgeon to see inside your joints without making a large, painful incision. Once the arthroscope is in place, your surgeon will then insert specialized instruments through the arthroscope and into your hip joint to repair your hip damage.
What does recovery involve?
Recovery is generally much faster and less painful than with traditional open hip surgery. Our physicians at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute will work with you to develop an individualized recovery plan, which may include physical therapy and using crutches or a walker for a period of time following your procedure.
What are the benefits?
Our goal is for you to experience the following benefits after surgery:
- Hip pain relief
- Restored range of motion in hip
- Improved hip strength
- Ability to bear weight on the hip for longer periods of time
- Ability to return to normal activities faster than with traditional surgery
If you believe you may need hip arthroscopy, call 202-295-0511 to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. Our doctors have years of experience treating a wide range of hip conditions and are pleased to offer comprehensive joint care in the Washington, D.C. area.