What is Hip Arthroscopy?
This outpatient procedure is an examination of the inside of the hip joint. The surgeon uses miniature instruments and a small camera (called an arthroscope) to see inside the joint. Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat problems of the joint.
How is Hip Arthroscopy Performed at OSS Health?
Your OSS Health provider will insert a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your hip joint. This camera will allow the surgeon to efficiently use miniature surgical instruments on the joint.
Due to the arthroscope and size of instruments, the OSS Health surgeon can use very small incisions, opposed to large incisions that are needed for open surgery. This results in less pain and stiffness, as well as often lessens the recovery time and a quicker return to activity.