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Hip arthroscopy

A keyhole investigation of the hip

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure to evaluate and treat hip conditions such as acetabular labral tears and arthritis

Payment options avaliable: This treatment offers fixed price packages

About

A hip arthroscopy procedure allows your consultant to see inside your hip joint using a small surgical camera (arthroscope) inserted through tiny cuts in your hip. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a range of hip problems — from cartilage damage, to labral tears and arthritis — without open surgery.

Hip arthroscopy Fixed Price Packages

At HCA UK we recognise the importance of giving our patients peace of mind. That's why our guaranteed fixed prices are fully inclusive, with no hidden extras.

Need to know

  • What happens icon plus

    Arthroscopy is usually done under general anaesthetic, meaning you'll be asleep. Your surgeon will make two or three very small cuts on your hip to insert the arthroscope and surgical instruments. A sterile solution will then be used to wash out your hip joint so that they can see inside it more clearly. This will help them to diagnose any pain or mobility issues you may have. If they identify a problem, specialised surgical instruments may be used alongside the arthroscope to repair damaged tissue on the same day. They will then use stitches or adhesive strips to close the small cuts. The whole procedure usually takes 45 to 60 minutes.
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    Your consultant will explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. They will let you know how to prepare, including how long you should avoid eating and drinking beforehand. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you.
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    You should be able to go home the same or next day after your procedure. The area where the cuts were made may feel swollen and tender for a few days. Your consultant will let you know what to expect and how to care for your hip while it heals. They may recommend some physiotherapy exercises to help with your recovery. Your consultant will also let you know if further surgery may be needed and when you can get back to your usual routine.
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