- Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure done to treat the hip joint. The hip joint is a ball socket joint that joins the pelvic bone to the femur or thighbone. It is also an important junction of the upper to lower body.
First, the surgeon sedates the hip joint. Next, the surgeon makes one or more key-hole incisions at appropriate sites to access the hip joint smoothly.
The surgeon inserts guidewire, cannula, and arthroscope through the keyhole portal. The surgeon also exchanges surgical tools through these portals.
After examining the hip- joint through arthroscope, the surgeon inserts retractors, clasp, and trimming instruments to shave, trim and repair, bone spurs or articular damage. Once the surface is smoothened, the joint mobility is checked, and the instruments are withdrawn.
Finally, the incision is closed with sutures, and the patient is released with post-surgical instructions and precautions.