Hip Arthroscopy 2016-10-12T12:39:54+00:00

Hip Arthroscopy

hip impingement Blacksburg, VA

What is Hip Arthroscopy?

Dr. Bart Eastwood specializes in arthroscopic hip surgery. As a minimally invasive procedure, it can help patients regain their formerly active lifestyles that hip pain may currently be preventing.

Hip arthroscopic procedures, may be used for a variety of hip conditions, primarily the treatment of labral tears, hip impingement, articular cartilage injuries and the removal of loose bodies in the joint..

Hip Conditions Treated with Hip Arthroscopy

The arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, therefore the surgeon can use small incisions, rather than the larger incision needed for open surgery. This results in less pain for patients, less joint stiffness, and often lessens the time it takes to recover and return to favorite activities.

Other hip conditions treated with hip arthroscopy include:

  • FAI
  • Labral tears
  • Tendon injury
  • Ligament injury
  • Hip instability
  • Inflamed or damaged synovium

All of these conditions can eventually lead to arthritic hips, therefore treating them with arthroscopic procedures is a recommended preventive option for your future health and comfort.

The Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

At Sideline Orthopedics, we are experts in arthroscopy. The main benefit of arthroscopy is the minimally invasive nature of the surgery promotes quicker healing. Through a very small incision, the surgeon can insert an arthroscope, which enables him to inspect the joint while locating the precise source of your pain. The surgeon will make one or more tiny incisions to accommodate the instruments with which he treats the hip. These instruments can shave, cut, trim, stitch, and/or smooth damaged areas for subsequent pain relief. There are many benefits to arthroscopic surgery. Some may include:

  • Restore range of motion.
  • Relieve or lessen pain.
  • Stabilize joints.
  • Remove troublesome loose bodies.
  • Repair tears and/or damage.
  • Delay the necessity of total hip replacement.
  • Delay osteoarthritis onset.
  • Improve patients’ quality of life.
  • Assist greatly in performing activities of daily life.
  • Return to activity and sports.

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