Olsen Orthopedics offers hip arthroscopy in Oklahoma City for clients looking for a minimally-invasive way to treat lingering hip problems such as cartilage damage, labral tears, loose objects, tendonitis, and bursitis. Hip arthroscopy is an alternative to traditional hip surgery and its longer recovery process and uses small incisions, a high-definition camera, and specialized miniature instruments to perform the surgery without needing to cut open the joint.
Hip arthroscopy is performed by a certified orthopedic surgeon. The surgery leaves minimal scarring on the skin. The recovery period depends on the extent of the surgery but is significantly shorter than the recovery with traditional hip surgery. Patients report less discomfort due to less tissue damage, reducing the need for pain medication, but the long-term benefits of surgery are equivalent to the traditional procedure.
What to Expect Before Hip Arthroscopy
If you’re dealing with pain or mobility issues related to your hip, you may be a candidate for hip arthroscopy in Oklahoma City, and the first step is to set up an initial consultation. At our office, you will get a full orthopedic exam including X-rays and mobility tests to determine the extent of the damage. Once a clear picture of your surgical needs is established, we can determine if you’re a good candidate for the arthroscopic surgery. A good candidate will be in good overall health, have significant pain or mobility issues that are impeding their quality of life, and not have moderate or severe arthritis.
You will also be advised on how to prepare for the operation. This will include a full review of medication and allergy history to ensure no adverse reactions to the anesthesia. You should also make plans for your return home for recovery after the surgery.
What to Expect During and After Hip Arthroscopy
At your surgery appointment, the first step is to put you under with anesthesia. Once you’re unconscious, our surgeon can carry out the procedure. A scope containing a high-definition camera will be inserted into the area to give the surgeon a full view of the joint, and specialized miniature instruments will be used to remove excess cartilage and repair damage. After the surgery is complete, you can get started with the recovery, during which you must follow all post-op instructions.
Is Hip Arthroscopy in Oklahoma City a Good Idea for You?
- Are you dealing with pain or mobility issues relating to common hip ailments?
- Would you like a surgery that dramatically shortens your recovery period?
- Would you like to avoid big surface scars with smaller incisions?
- Are you ready to resolve your hip issues permanently with a state-of-the-art procedure?
Getting Hip Arthroscopy in Oklahoma City
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure for treating common hip ailments. To see if you are a candidate, make an appointment at Olsen Orthopedics at our Oklahoma City office. Contact us today to book your consultation.