Hip Arthroscopy

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Hip Arthroscopy

This outpatient procedure is an examination of the inside of the hip joint. The surgeon uses miniature instruments and a small camera (called an arthroscope) to see inside the joint. Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat problems of the joint.

What is a hip arthroscopy?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a hip arthroscopy, including preparation, inserting the instruments, and repairing the joint. When the procedure is complete, the instruments are removed and the openings are bandaged. The patient will be observed for a short time and then discharged. The patient will require crutches or a walker while the joint heals. Physical therapy may be recommended to help restore strength and mobility.