Hip arthroscopy is a surgical technique that allows you to access the joint and visualize its interior through minimal incisions. In hip arthroscopy it is possible to perform the vision, diagnosis and treatment of problems affecting the head of the femur, the acetabulum of the pelvis and even the pathologies around the joint.
Femoroacetabular impingementis one of the main hip pathologies and produces pain, stiffness and limitation of mobility and function. Dr. Reinhold Ganz first described this pathology in the twentieth century as a biomechanical problem caused by a deformity that could affect both the femur,
the acetabulum or both. In case of this pathology, activities that require extreme hip movement such as dance, football or martial arts generate pain.
The big problem with this empingement is the degenerative evolution that ends up causing hip osteoarthritis, as the acetabular labrum and hip cartilage are progressively being destroyed.
Hip arthroscopy allows to evaluate the degree of empingement, damage to the soft and bone parts of the hip, and also treat them by sutures, correction of cartilaginous lesions and bone deformities.