Minimally invasive joint procedures
When a child needs surgery, our goal is to make it as easy on the patient as possible. Every patient is different. Our doctors work with each patient to determine treatment options.
When surgery is needed, our doctors may recommend a minimally invasive procedure. Some hip conditions can be treated with arthroscopic surgery. During an arthroscopic hip surgery, a small camera is inserted into the joint through several small incisions. This allows doctors to view the condition and repair it with tiny surgical instruments like shavers, drills and burs.
What are the advantages of arthroscopic hip surgery?
The advantages of arthroscopic surgery over open surgery include:
- Less pain
- Shorter recovery time
- Possibly an earlier return to school and other activities
- No overnight stay required (in most cases)
What conditions can be treated with hip arthroscopy?
Not every hip condition can be treated with an arthroscopic procedure. But advancements have made it an option for a growing list of hip conditions, including:
What is the recovery like following minimally invasive hip surgery?
Recovery time for arthroscopic hip surgery is shorter than for open surgeries. Each procedure is different and may have a different set of guidelines for recovery. Physical therapy is required in most cases. Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process that helps patients regain movement.
What happens during hip arthroscopy surgery?
Watch our animation that explains how arthroscopic hip surgery is performed by our doctors.