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Hip Arthroscopy: A Window to Joint Health

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As a dedicated Hip and Knee Consultant based in London, one of the most advanced procedures I utilise is hip arthroscopy. This minimally invasive technique provides a unique window into joint health, offering both diagnostic and therapeutic benefits.

Hip arthroscopy involves inserting a small camera, called an arthroscope, into the hip joint. This allows me to view the joint directly, diagnose issues, and often treat them through tiny incisions. The procedure is typically used for diagnosing and treating various conditions such as labral tears, hip impingement, loose bodies, and early arthritis.

One of the primary advantages of hip arthroscopy is its minimally invasive nature. This leads to a quicker recovery time compared to open surgery, less pain, and a lower risk of complications. It’s an excellent option for athletes and active individuals seeking a rapid return to their activities.

During the procedure, I can accurately assess the health of your hip joint, identify any issues, and often correct them simultaneously. This could involve repairing a torn labrum, shaving bone in cases of impingement, or removing loose cartilage.

Post-operatively, patients will undergo a course of physiotherapy to maximise recovery and return to function. The goal is to restore full mobility and strength while minimizing the risk of future injuries.

It’s important to note that hip arthroscopy isn’t suitable for everyone. The decision to proceed with this procedure is made after a thorough evaluation of your condition, taking into account your overall health, lifestyle, and the specific issues within your hip joint. You will need X-rays and MRI scans and once we have correlate all the information, we will decide together the best way to proceed.

In conclusion, hip arthroscopy represents a significant advancement in joint health care. It offers a less invasive, yet highly effective way to address various hip issues, leading to better outcomes and quicker recoveries.

If you’re experiencing hip pain or mobility issues and wonder if hip arthroscopy could be right for you, I encourage you to reach out. Visit my website’s contact section here for more information and to arrange a personalised consultation.

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