ABOUT HIP ARTHROSCOPY SURGERY
Hip arthroscopy is a keyhole procedure carried out under anaesthetic to treat various problems within and around the hip joint.
Once you have been anaesthetised, you will be positioned on a table. Your foot will be put into a leg holder and traction applied to open up the hip joint. Using an x-ray machine for guidance, Mr Asopa will usually make two skin incisions and introduce a telescope and other instruments to carry out the required surgical procedure.
Once complete, local anaesthetic will be injected around the wounds. The wounds will be stitched and dressed.
- After surgery, you will be sent to recovery and then you will go to the ward.
- You will experience some pain following surgery – please use the painkillers provided.
- It is likely that you will be able to go home on the same day. Sometimes, you may need to stay in hospital for a night.
- You will be given guidance and information before discharge from hospital.
- You should arrange to start physiotherapy two weeks after surgery.
RISKS OF SURGERY
As with any surgery, complications can occur. Risks include infection, blood clots (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism), on-going stiffness and failure to improve, and reaction to anaesthesia. It is also possible that you may require further surgery in the future.