Arthroscopic surgery of the hip is one of the most rapidly evolving fields in all of orthopedics. Virtually unknown 20 years ago, it is now routinely used in the treatment of hip problems. The two most common reasons for recommending hip arthroscopy are for the treatment of hip labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). Other reasons include removal of loose bodies from the hip, treatment of inflammation of the lining of the hip joint (synovitis), and treatment of an infection of the hip joint.
Hip arthroscopy involves making several small incisions around the hip joint through which specialized instruments are inserted into the hip. The surgery requires the use of a specialized table to distract or pull apart the hip joint, allowing room for the instruments to be safely inserted into the joint. The procedure is normally performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients will need crutches for a short period of time to help get around after surgery. The actual length of recovery depends on the procedure performed.
Dr. Gregush is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the area who has extensive training and experience in hip arthroscopy, including bony work and labral repairs.