Hip Arthroscopy and surgical hip dislocation for hip impingement
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), often referred to as Hip Impingement is a condition where there is too much friction in the hip joint from bony irregularities causing pain and decreased range of hip motion. The femoral head and acetabulum rub against each other creating damage and pain to the hip joint. The damage can occur to the articular cartilage (the smooth white surface of the ball or socket) or the labral tissue (the lining of the edge of the socket) during normal movement of the hip. The articular cartilage or labral tissue can fray or tear after repeated friction. Over time, more cartilage and labrum is lost until eventually the femur bone and acetabulum bone impact on one other. Bone on bone friction is commonly referred to as Osteoarthritis.
Hip arthroscopy is an excellent surgery that has helped many patients restore their hip function and experience decreased pain originating from their hip. Hip arthroscopy, is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed through very small incisions to evaluate and treat a variety of painful hip conditions including hip impingement. Your surgeon performs the hip arthroscopy surgery through the 2-3 small incisions made near your hip joint. One incision is used for inserting an arthroscope and the other incisions are used for inserting instruments to repair the damaged structures. An arthroscope is a pencil-sized instrument that has a small lens and lighting system at one end. The arthroscope magnifies and illuminates the structures inside the body with the light that is transmitted through fiber optics. It is attached to a television camera and the internal structures are seen on the television monitor.
Surgical hip dislocation for hip impingement
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