Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used for evaluating
and treating a variety of hip conditions, particularly hip problems in
the young, active patient.
Traction is placed on your leg to create more space within your hip
joint to allow the entry of surgical instruments. Two small incisions
(<1cm) are made around your hip which allow the passage of a thin
telescope/camera (arthroscope) to inspect your hip joint and passage of
surgical instruments which are used to shave, trim, cut, smooth or
repair the affected areas.