Hip arthroscopy is one of the surgical procedures related to the hip joint.Arthroscopy is a procedure used to get a clear view of what is present inside the joint. It helps the doctors to know, diagnose and treat the problems related to the joints.

Need for the Surgery

The arthroscopy procedure involves a small camera, which is also called an arthroscope is inserted in the hip joint. Through this camera, the pictures are displayed on the screen. Such processes are used for guidance during the miniature surgical instruments. This tissue creates the surface that is smooth and frictionless and so the bones can glide across the other easily.

Hip arthroscopy could be performed to relieve the hip painful conditions that do not get relief from the non-surgical treatments, like medications, injections, physical therapy and rest


  • Before the Surgery

    The candidate gets examined physically to assess the condition of health. It helps to identify any problems that might interfere with the procedure of the surgery. An extensive evaluation is done if the candidate has certain health risks. Further evaluation is done by the team of anesthesia. Most of the time, general anesthesia is given, where the candidate sleeps over the surgical procedure. Sometimes regional anesthesia is given like an epidural or spinal to numb the surgical area.

    The candidate is discussed with the doctors and anesthesia team about the procedure, what and how to be before and after the procedure and also about the preference of the anesthesia. When to stop eating and drinking is also informed by the medical team.

  • Surgery Procedure

    Initially, when the procedure starts, the leg is put in traction. It is done so that the surgeon can insert the instrument, view the joint entirely and start performing the treatment. After the traction, a small puncture is made in the hip. The hole made would about a buttonhole size, for the purpose of an arthroscope. With the help of the arthroscope, the surgeon can view what and how the hip and its joint is present and also can identify the damage. Later other instruments are also inserted by making small separate incisions for the treatment of the problem. Based on the specific condition of the patient, different procedures are chosen and performed. The procedures usually done are smooth off or repair the cartilage, remove the inflamed synovial tissue or trim bone spurs, which are caused by Femoroacetabular Impingement or FAI. The total amount of time needed for the surgery depends on the procedure conducted and its associated tasks.

  • Post Surgery

    If the candidate is generally healthy, hip arthroscopy is done just like for an outpatient and do not need for the stay in the hospital. However, if there are any special medical conditions are present, stay in the hospital is required.


Usually, hip arthroscopy has complications that are rare and are also uncommon. The surgeries associated with the hip joint generally have the risks like injury resulted in the vessels or nerves, present in the surrounding or sometimes to the joint itself. The procedure of traction done in this procedure may cause stretch of the nerves and may result in numbness, however, this complication is temporary.

The other risks can be blood clots, infection in the legs.

Recovery and Rehabilitation

Once the surgery is performed, the candidate is taken to the recovery room for 1 to 2 hours of time. Support of walkers, crutches might be needed for some time.

Rehabilitation plans are developed by the surgeon, based on the procedures conducted for the surgery. Apart from following the recommended rehabilitation plan, it is also important that the patient has to take physical therapy for achieving a better and faster recovery.


Hip Arthroscopy Surgery Package: $3500-$4500
Hospital stay approximately 2 days & 7 days in Country

The above package cost is a tentative package, which includes initial investigations & specialists screening, stay in a room wherein the patient’s assistant or relative can also stay with the patient, doctor/surgeon fee, nursing care, medicines & consumables, airport pick-up & drop.

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