Hip Arthroscopy Specialist

Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Frisco, TX & Coppell, TX

Hip pain due to injury, overuse, or age-related wear and tear can cause considerable discomfort and restrict your daily activities. Schedule a consultation with the team of highly trained orthopedic surgeons at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Coppell and Frisco, Texas. Andrew Dold, MD, is highly experienced when it comes to performing hip arthroscopies. The procedure diminishes your pain, stiffness, and overall recovery time so that you can get back to your everyday activities. Call or click today to know more about this minimally invasive procedure.

Hip Arthroscopy

What is hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows your doctor to view your hip joint through a tiny incision in the skin and soft tissues. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide variety of hip problems.

What hip conditions are treated with arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy relieves painful symptoms associated with diseases that damage the lining of the hip socket (labrum), cartilage, and other soft tissues. Dr. Dold may advise the use of arthroscopy in conditions such as:

  • Damaged or torn cartilage
  • Extra bone developing inside the joint
  • Loose bone fragments
  • Shallow hip socket
  • Inflammation of the joint lining
  • Infection

What happens during hip arthroscopy?

During the arthroscopic surgery, you’re under anesthesia the entire time. Dr. Dold numbs an area of skin on the joint and inserts a thin tube attached to a camera. Saline flows continuously through the joint space so he can get a clear view and remove any clots.

The camera projects an enlarged image from inside the joint. Once your doctor identifies the problem, other tubes are put in through a separate incision to repair the damage. Once this is complete, he removes the arthroscope and applies a small bandage.

What happens after the surgery?

After surgery, you receive customized instructions to help you achieve an active and fast recovery. You are asked to rest and keep the weight off of your hip joint for a few weeks.

Dr. Dold prescribes necessary medications for pain and the prevention of the blood clots. He also advises regular physical therapy to restore strength and mobility, reduce recovery time, and improve your hip’s range of motion.

What are the benefits of hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy relieves pain and other problems associated with the cartilage and soft tissue surrounding the hip joint. This procedure helps your surgeon make an accurate diagnosis and plan specific treatment options.

Arthroscopy is more comfortable for patients compared to open surgery. The surgery is done through the smallest possible incision, resulting in considerably less pain and swelling. Patients can resume their daily activities in a short amount of time. There is also minimal risk of infection and scarring at the operation site.

When hip pain starts to affect your daily life, it’s time to find a solution. Call or click today to make an appointment with the team at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.