When conditions of the hip are causing problems when it comes to your daily quality of life or participating in your favorite sports, it may be time to talk to the team at Jock to Doc to discuss treatment options. One procedure commonly used by Dr. Mark Adickes in Houston, TX is hip arthroscopy.
What is hip arthroscopy?
Hip arthroscopy is a revolutionary surgical procedure that can eb used to repair damage to the hip joints with a modern modality. This procedure uses a device called an arthroscope. The arthroscope is a very small fiberoptic instruction that is made up with a tiny lens, a small light source, and a video camera. This instrument is used to allow the doctor to perform procedures by watching the video of the hip on a television camera. The surgeon can look around the hip joint to diagnose conditions, and then can repair or correct the issue at the same time.
What are the benefits of hip arthroscopy?
There are many advantages to our patients when we compare this hip arthroscopy procedure with traditional open hip surgeries. Benefits include:
- Smaller incisions
- Less pain
- Minimal trauma to soft tissues
- Reduced scarring
- Reduced risk of infection
- Faster healing and recovery
- Faster mobilization of the hip joint
- Simple outpatient same-day treatment
- Precision results
Patients who undergo this procedure will be put under local or general anesthetics while the doctor performs the hip arthroscopy. Patients will find recovery and healing to be minimal and can often go back to routine daily activities in a shorter period of time than more traditional surgeries.
Are you interested in learning more about hip arthroscopy?
Now is the time to speak to an orthopedic surgeon such as Dr. Mark Adickes at Jock to Doc to discuss this procedure as a solution to your hip concerns. Call the office at and visit personally at 7200 Cambridge Street, Ste. #10A in Houston, TX. Our team is here to help you with a variety of physical concerns that can be improved with our assistance! We welcome new and existing patients into our state-of-the-art practice to learn about the treatment options that can improve overall health and wellbeing.