Hip Arthroscopy

This is a form of keyhole surgery that allows the management of a number of painful conditions around the hip which includes femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears.

Below is an example of a patient with 'pincer' type impingement in which the blue line represents the anterior wall of the acetabulum which was recontoured arthroscopically to allow greater movement of the hip before abnormal painful contact between the neck of the femur and the rim of the socket. This patient had pain with activities that involve bending the hip into deep flexion. This occurs with most activites of daily living such as sitting, riding a bicycle and running, the pain resolved after surgery and the patient requested surgery on the other hip as well.