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Our hips play a pivotal role in the way we carry out our daily routines. Thus, hip problems can greatly impact our ability to function. Whether you are just beginning to feel the twinges of pain or have been in pain for a while, there is a procedure that may provide the additional assistance needed to have less pain. This procedure is called hip arthroscopy.
Our surgeons at JIS Orthopedics have helped many find relief by means of this procedure. Schedule an appointment with us today at offices in New Albany or St. Clairsville to see if this procedure could be the next step in your recovery process.
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat hip issues. This procedure is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you can return home the same day as your treatment.
During this procedure, your surgeon can view your hip joint by making small incisions in the skin surrounding the joint. This surgical technique can also be used to diagnose a wide variety of hip conditions.
Hip arthroscopy can be performed under regional anesthesia or general anesthesia. Your doctor will discuss these two options with you and then will choose the option that best suits your needs.
You may be a good candidate for hip arthroscopy if you have the following hip conditions or injuries:
Hip arthroscopy may be recommended by your hip arthroscopy specialists if your hip pain does not resolve after the following non-surgical treatments:
Many hip arthroscopy patients find it helpful to follow the steps below before having their surgical procedures:
Hip arthroscopy procedures usually follow the same process. If you are having hip arthroscopy, you can expect:
The length of your recovery will depend on the specific treatment that you receive. Your doctor will tailor your recovery plan to your specific needs. Keep in mind that you may still feel pain after surgery. This is normal, and most patients tend to notice their pain diminishes within three to six months.
It is very likely that you will need to use crutches for one to two weeks after your hip surgery. You may also need to wear a brace on your hip for a few weeks after your surgery. After your surgery, your doctor may also recommend that you begin physical therapy sessions to help you regain your strength, function, and range of motion.
To ensure your recovery process is a success, you may need to:
As is the case with all surgical procedures, there is a possibility of complications. However, with minimally invasive procedures, these complications are usually very minimal. The potential risks and complications associated with this procedure may include:
There are many advantages to having hip arthroscopy, including:
If you are experiencing severe hip pain, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our specialists at JIS Orthopedics. We have offices located in New Albany or St. Clairsville, OH for your convenience. Our caring doctors look forward to providing you with the relief you deserve!