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ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY OF THE HIP

Our orthopedic surgeons at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics are unsurpassed leaders in sports medicine of the Hip.

HIP INJURIES AND CONDITIONS

Learn more about hip injuries and conditions through our in-depth video library.

OUR PHYSICIANS

These physicians specialize in labral tears, hip impingement, trochanteric bursitis, proximal hamstring tears/ruptures, hip abductor tendon tears, arthritis and hip replacement.

DR. CHAD T. PRICE

Sports Medicine Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, Hip
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DR. AMANDA D. MARTIN

Sports Medicine Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder, Hip, Elbow
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DR. BRIAN D. DIERCKMAN

Sports Medicine Surgery of the Knee, Hip and Shoulder
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WHAT IS ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY?

If you’ve ever been to see an orthopedic specialist, you’ve probably heard the term “scope” of the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle or hip. But what exactly does it mean to scope a knee?

Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure used to examine and treat an injured or damaged joint. Arthroscopic surgery is performed by sending a tiny instrument (arthroscope) through a small cut in the skin. The scope has a camera that enables the physician to view the inside of the joint on a monitor.

Arthroscopic surgery can be used to examine the extent of an injury, but is commonly used to repair torn ligaments, cartilage, and inflamed tissues.

As with all surgeries, recovery time will be dependent on the individual. However, arthroscopic procedures are less invasive than open procedures and contribute to faster recovery times.

WHY USE ARTHROSCOPIC OVER OPEN SURGERY?

Arthroscopic surgery is recommended when possible. Athletes often use this procedure because of its faster recovery period.

The use of an arthroscope can result in shorter recovery times, less pain after surgery, fewer risks associated with complications, and turns what might be an inpatient procedure into an outpatient procedure, saving both time and money.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR ARTHOSCOPIC SURGERY?

Discuss your treatment options with your orthopedic surgeon. He or she will likely have recommendations for your specific treatment. Arthroscopy is the commonly-used technique for a majority of orthopedic issues, such as bone spurs and damaged or torn ligaments (ACL, PCL, rotator cuffs)

Comply with your physical therapy program. Physical therapy can help you regain form quickly and safely. Certified physical therapists will customize programs that fit your injury. Noncompliance can lead to discomfort, limited mobility, or a need for a second surgery. Remember that the surgery is only the first step, and your journey to recovery depends on adhering to the full care plan.

Be patient with your recovery. You will need to fully recover before starting strenuous activity again, if it all. Always ask your physical therapist or orthopedic specialist if you are planning to return to pre-injury activities or change your routine before you are completed with your care plan.

 

 

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