Hip Tips: Understanding Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that can treat a variety of problems, especially in younger adults. In this WLTX interview from a webinar this week, Dr. Adam Lazzarini of Southeastern Orhopaedic and Sports Medicine talks about how it works.


Notes from the Doctor:
~Hip arthroscopy is a scope procedure where doctors use a camera to fix problems in the hips including tears and bone spurs.
~It’s typically for younger patients – ages 20 to 60.
~Hip arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure and recovery is faster than typical open surgery.
~It preserves a patient’s own cartilage and bone.
~Patients can expect 6 to 12 weeks of physical therapy after the procedure.


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