Arthroscopy of the Hip

The most common diagnoses treated with hip arthroscopy are bony spurs or hip impingement, mild arthrosis, labral tears, cartilage injuries, loose bodies, and tendonitis or tendon tears.

Hip arthroscopy has some important differences from knee and shoulder arthroscopy. The hip is deeper beneath the muscles and has a strong vacuum seal.

Hip arthroscopy surgery generally takes 1 to 2 hours, but most patients are able to go home one day after their surgery with rehab starting within a few days with daily consultations in our outpatient clinic.  To support the healing process only partial weight bearing ist permitted for 2-4 weeks.


Pictures: arthroscopic view: before and after removal of bony spurs femoral neck

Video: Arthroscopic reconstruction of a labral tear