What is hip arthroscopy?

In this video, Dr. Nwachukwu answers the question: “What is a hip arthroscopy?”

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to treat conditions of the hip. In order to perform a hip arthroscopy, Dr. Nwachukwu uses three small incisions on the side and the front of the hip joint. He will place a camera, called an arthroscope, into the hip using one of these incisions and then he uses another incision to repair the labrum, reattach the cartilage, and shave down the abnormal bone.

What is his preference for this procedure?

Dr. Nwachukwu’s preference is to use the postless hip arthroscopy technique. This procedure avoids the complications that have been traditionally associated with doing hip arthroscopy with a perennial post. He finds this improves the recovery process and allows patients to be back on their feet within days and off crutches sooner.