Hip Arthroscopy

A hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive way to diagnose and treat hip joint injuries or conditions.

Hip pain and stiffness can result from multiple problems including injured ligaments, loose bone fragments, joint surface damage, and other medical conditions, including arthritis, gout, and infection. To diagnose and treat various causes of hip pain, hip arthroscopy is often recommended. There’s no need to live with hip pain. Clearpoint Health Network is a private healthcare network serving Canadians seeking rapid treatment, with locations in Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Hip arthroscopy is designed to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of hip pain and injury, allowing your surgeon to look directly into your hip allowing them to make a more accurate diagnosis and decide on the best treatment option for you.

Depending on your needs, your surgeon may recommend a total hip replacement, hip resurfacing, or a less invasive treatment. Schedule a consultation with one of Clearpoint Health Network’s orthopedic surgeons to get the immediate help you need.

Hip Arthroscopy With Clearpoint Health Network

Patients from across Canada and around the world choose Clearpoint Health Network’s private medical clinics for a hip arthroscopy. You will receive exceptional care from our certified surgeons and nursing staff.  We aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience. Discover your options for private healthcare in Canada and how you can receive rapid access to a private hip arthroscopy. Clearpoint Health Network is a network of accredited private medical clinics in Canada, with centres in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Calgary.

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What Is a Hip Arthroscopy?

A hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to diagnose the cause of certain types of hip pain. The surgeon uses the arthroscope—a tiny camera—to look directly into the joint and surrounding area. This enables a more accurate diagnosis so the surgeon can decide on the best treatment option. The surgeon may be able to treat the hip pain using small surgical instruments in addition to the arthroscope or total hip replacement surgery may be required.

What Does a Hip Arthroscopy Treat?

A hip arthroscopy may be recommended for these hip problems:

  • Loose cartilage or bone fragments
  • Hip joint infection
  • Labral cartilage tears of the hip
  • Inflamed tissue in the hip joint

What To Expect With a Hip Arthroscopy

A hip arthroscopy typically requires general anesthesia. This means the patient is unconscious for the duration of the procedure. The surgeon first makes a small incision or incisions in the hip area. This is large enough for small instruments, including a camera to guide the surgeon, to be inserted to perform the surgery. Then, the surgeon assesses the hip joint and performs surgery to relieve hip pain or recommends hip replacement surgery, depending on the severity of the damage to the joint.

Recovery After a Hip Arthroscopy

After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored in case there are any complications. The procedure does not typically require an overnight stay. A patient must have someone on-hand to drive them home. While each patient is different, arthroscopy typically allows for a shorter recovery period than more invasive surgery techniques. It is usual for patients to use a walker or crutches for a period after the surgery.

Next Steps: Book Your Hip Arthroscopy Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your hip arthroscopy needs with our orthopedic surgeons in Toronto, contact us to learn more about our private surgery clinics throughout Canada and request a consultation today.

To discover your healthcare options, your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications

You will be required to travel out of province for surgery. Your consultation can take place via telephone or video conference.