Orthopedics - Hip Arthroscopy

What is Hip Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows an orthopedic surgeon to see where the joint has been damaged or injured with a small lens and lighting system (arthroscope). In hip arthroscopy, the arthroscope is placed inside a person's hip joint through a small incision. The lens projects images onto a TV, allowing the surgeon to use instruments to correct the injury.

When to Consider Hip Arthroscopy?
If your nonsurgical treatment has not helped a hip injury, you may want to consider hip arthroscopy if you experience any of the following: 
  • Swelling in the hip 
  • Pain in the hip 
  • Stiffness of the hip 
After Surgery
After every surgery, recovery and rehabilitation are important steps for every patient to take. At Kaweah Delta, patients will work their orthopedic surgeon and staff members at Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Therapy Services to begin an exercise program that will help them regain range of motion and return to their favorite activities.

Considering Surgery
If you are considering hip arthroscopy, speak to your primary care physician. For a list of orthopedic surgeons call Kaweah Delta's Information Center at (877) 529-3241