Hip Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that involves using an optic to see inside the joint and miniature surgical instruments. The incisions are small and this form of surgery is less invasive than the technique known as "open ". With the evolution of arthroscopic techniques and instruments, arthroscopy allows today to treat a significant number of osteoarticular pathologies.

The hip arthroscopy can treat various diseases such as femoroacetabular impingement is due to abnormal contact of the femoral neck on the acetabulum or because morphological abnormality of the femoral neck, or due to too "enveloping".
These repeated contacts can result in damage to the tissue and cartilage and progress to osteoarthritis deterioration of the joint.

The arthroscopic procedure
A miniature camera is inserted through a small incision (portal), and then your surgeon inserts miniature surgical instruments through other portals.

The first stage is that of joint exploration in which the surgeon will analyze the bone lesions, cartilage, ligament, muscle and tendon.
Bone lesions are removed using a motorized cutter and lesions on the tissue will be processed and the mobility of the joint will be verified prior to the closure of sutures.

  • Anesthesia : general + loco-regional
  • Technique : arthroscopy
  • Hospitalization : outpatient
  • Immobilization : no standing for 2 weeks, then standing with 2 crutches
  • Rehabilitation : starting 1 month after surgery
  • Postoperative visit : 4 weeks after surgery