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The hip is the largest weight-bearing ball and socket joint that is surrounded by major muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues. When an injury or condition causes pain or functional issues in the hip, arthroscopic surgery may be required for diagnosis and treatment. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons at DOCS Health offer minimally-invasive hip arthroscopic surgery for patients, available at our physician-owned medical center in Los Angeles.

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive option that uses tiny incisions to access tissues and bones in the body to reduce risks and improve recovery for the patient. An arthroscope is a flexible surgical tool containing a digital camera, light and lens that is inserted into a small incision to view the components in the hip. If surgical repair is needed, other small incisions can be used for surgical instrument access and repairs with the arthroscope illuminating the procedure area. This results in fewer risks, less pain and quicker recovery time for the patient, with only small scars and minimal soft tissue damage.

Minimally-Invasive Surgery for Hip Conditions

When bones, cartilage or soft tissues need repair in the hip, arthroscopic surgery may be an option. This minimally-invasive hip surgery can result in less pain and fewer risks of complications than with open surgery. Some hip conditions and injuries that may be performed by hip arthroscopic surgery include:

  • Torn labrum
  • Loose bodies inside the hip joint
  • Osteoarthritis or arthritis treatment
  • Fractures
  • Torn ligaments, tendons or muscles
  • Bone spurs

Hip conditions that cause chronic pain or mobility issues and that do not respond to conservative treatment may require surgery. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at DOCS Health offer minimally-invasive hip arthroscopic surgery for many different hip injuries and conditions. To learn more, contact us at our state-of-the-art orthopedic facility in Los Angeles, CA.