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Hip Arthroscopy

Arthroscopic surgery may be used to diagnose and treat hip injuries. This minimally invasive approach to surgery may help speed recovery, reduce pain and minimize scarring, when compared to traditional open surgery.

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Arthroscopy uses a device called an arthroscope. This small, pen-shaped instrument has a miniature video camera attached to the end. The arthroscope is inserted through a tiny incision in the hip. The camera relays images to a computer screen. Surgeons can use the images to diagnose the joint problem and to carry out appropriate surgery.


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As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if hip arthroscopy is right for you. 

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