Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique that’s applicable to a wide variety of individuals suffering from hip pain--from young teens doing gymnastics or ballet who get a labial tear to more aggressive athletes in their 20s and 30s doing sports such as basketball, baseball and hockey--to middle aged athletes playing tennis or golf or running.
Lately we’ve even been exploring the use of hip arthroscopy to delay hip replacement surgery by treating patients with early stages of hip arthritis.
Minimally invasive hip arthroscopy surgery is one of the fastest-growing procedures for debilitating hip pain. It’s technically demanding, and as such, only a small percentage of orthopedic surgeons perform this procedure.
Dr. Rodney Wong and Dr. Richard Gayle discuss hip arthroscopy and provide insight on how it works as a solution for debilitating hip pain, the types of problems it addresses and the benefits that hip arthroscopy delivers over traditional forms of surgery for hip pain. Topics covered include:
- Faster recovery time
- Outpatient procedure
- Close-up video
- Hip arthroscopy candidates