On Tuesday, February 27th, Dr. Dane C. Todd gave a lecture on Hip Arthroscopy at CHI Health St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Dr. Todd discussed the procedure at length and helped patients understand when the procedure would be recommended for those experiencing hip pain. If you missed out on this lecture, here is some information regarding patient candidacy for hip arthroscopy:
Your doctor may recommend hip arthroscopy if you have a painful condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Nonsurgical treatment includes rest, physical therapy, and medications or injections that can reduce inflammation. ip arthroscopy may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the labrum, articular cartilage, or other soft tissues surrounding the joint. Although this damage can result from an injury, other orthopaedic conditions can lead to these problems, including:
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a disorder in which extra bone develops along the acetabulum (pincer impingement) or on the femoral head (cam impingement). This bone overgrowth—called spurs—damages the soft tissues of the hip during movement. Sometimes bone spurs develop in both the acetabulum and femoral head.
- Dysplasia is a condition in which the hip socket is abnormally shallow. This puts more stress on the labrum to keep the femoral head within the socket, and makes the labrum more susceptible to tearing.
- Snapping hip syndromes cause a tendon to rub across the outside of the joint. This type of snapping or popping is often harmless and does not need treatment. In some cases, however, the tendon is damaged from the repeated rubbing.
- Synovitis causes the tissues that surround the joint to become inflamed.
- Loose bodies are fragments of bone or cartilage that become loose and move around within the joint.
- Hip joint infection
Information provided by AAOS https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/hip-arthroscopy
To learn more about the how the procedure is performed, visit our patient educational animation site at: http://nebraskaortho.com/educational-animation/