Hip Arthroscopy is typically required in the following cases:
Free moving object/s occur in the hip joint cartilage.
In cases of labral tear which may rub against the cartilage (a tissue that is crucial for proper function of the hip joint, within the pelvis).
In cases of inflammation of the hip joint (synovitis).
The emergence of hip joint degeneration, commonly accompanies by the emergence of bone protuberances to the hip joint, which limit the hip’s movement.
In cases of joint inflammation.
Free loose Objects in the Hip Joint
In cases where a loose object exists in the hip joint, it is removed from the hip joint through a tiny incision in the skin, using special surgical equipment. Loose object (cartilage or bony matter) may injure the joint’s cartilage and cause mechanical obstruction to the hip joint movement, accompanied by pain during movement.
Tearing of the labrum
Tearing of the labrum may result in constant pain in the hip joint, and obstruct hip joint motion. Sometimes a “click” sound may be heard while moving the hip joint. In most cases, Dr. Suzanna Horovitz will remove the torn area (similarly to removing torn meniscus in the knee). In some cases, the tear may be stitched back into place.
In cases where degenerative arthritis begins (degenerative changes), when small bone protuberances emerge on the hip joint, limiting the joint’s range of motion, Arthroscopic Surgery may allow the removal of the protuberances, thus releasing the motion, postponing, and sometimes even canceling, the need for hip joint replacement surgery.
Pain to the hip joint resulting from infection
An inflammatory tissue (Inflammatory Arthritis) may cause swelling and/or pain to the hip joint, and it may require examination for general treatment. By using hip joint Arthroscopy, Dr. Suzanna Horovitz can remove the infected tissue, and send it to a histologic examination to identify the cause of arthritis.
Even in cases where there is an infected hip joint, which causes the destruction of the joint’s cartilage, the hip joint tissue may be fully removed, cleansed and drained using a tubule, all during a minimal Arthroscopic procedure, without the need for open surgery of the hip joint.
If you suffer from an orthopedic problem in your hip, Dr. Suzanna Horovitz may help you to return to normal, active life. For consultation and opinion, press here.