Dr. Jay Mabrey and Dr. Scott Quinby specialize in hip arthroscopy. Hip arthroscopy requires small incisions using special instruments to be able to insert a scope to view the hip joint. This procedure is much less invasive than the traditional hip surgery and hopefully results in a faster recovery time. This procedure may relieve much of a patient’s hip pain. In fact, most patients are up and moving around more easily soon after surgery. Several conditions can be treated with a hip arthroscopy. Some of these include loose bodies, labral tears, cartilage damage and snapping hip syndrome. The type of surgery depends on the age of a patient, scale of damage to the hip and the patient’s history. Dr. Mabrey and Dr. Quinby may recommend a hip arthroscopy to patients who aren’t responding to non-surgical treatments. Some of the non-surgical treatments they may suggest include:
After the above methods have proved ineffective a patient may become a candidate for surgery. As with all surgeries, each case is different and many outcomes are based on the severity of the damage. Also, the length of the procedure depends on the amount of damage Dr. Mabrey and Dr. Quinby find and the amount of repair that has to be performed. Like every surgery, hip arthroscopy has certain risks and complications involved. These include:
After surgery, patients will need to be examined by Dr. Mabrey or Quinby to determine if they are cleared for rehabilitation. Each patient will most likely need to follow a strict rehab plan to ensure proper recovery. Always remember to consult a physician after surgery before beginning rehab. In most cases, patients make a full recovery and return to their everyday activities.