Hip arthroscopy is an invasive procedure that doctors perform to get a clear view of the inside of a joint in order to diagnose and treat problems associated with a hip joint. If a patient has painful hip conditions that cannot be helped by nonsurgical treatment, the doctor may recommend hip arthroscopy because it can relieve those pain symptoms safely and quickly.

To begin the procedure, the patient is usually put under general anesthesia, although regional anesthesia can be used. Then, the patient's hip is put in traction, pulling the ball away from the socket in the joint so the doctor can make the small incision to insert the arthroscope, or tiny camera, and treat the joint according to the patient's need. The arthroscope is connected to a television screen, which the doctor looks at to see the hip joint clearly and the damages so the appropriate treatment can then be given. Separate incisions will need to be made for the instruments used to treat the condition. Some common hip joint issues that would require a hip arthroscopy are:

  • Loose bodies
  • Hip joint infection
  • Synovitis
  • Dysplasia
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Labral tears
  • Snapping hip syndromes

Do you have hip pain and aren't sure what the cause is? Contact any of our offices throughout North Carolina today and we will provide more information on the steps you can take toward pain relief. Triangle Orthopaedics is dedicated to finding the right treatment for each of our patients.

Common surgeries performed by our total joint specialists include:

Pelvis and Hip Joint



Common Non-Surgical Treatments:

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