Hip Arthroscopy is an orthopaedic treatment that involves 2-3 very small incisions around the hip join in order to diagnose and treat a variety of hip conditions. It's done under anesthesia and the orthopedic surgeon to look for damage, assess the type of injury, and repair the hip problem. Hip arthroscopy is better than regular hip surgery for a number of reasons including smaller incisions, less pain, faster recovery, less scarring, and shorter hospital stay.
Arthroscopic surgery of the hip is used to treat orthopaedic conditions like hip impingement. When younger people have hip pain, it is most commonly diagnosed as hip impingement. Other hip conditions include osteoarthritis of the hip, femur fractures, and more.
Dr. Jay Deimel is the first orthopaedic surgeon in Erie, Pennsylvania to offer hip arthroscopy treatment. If you're interested, contact Dr. Deimel to set up an appointment.