Hip Arthroscopy

Rothman Institute is one of the nation’s leaders in the growing field of hip arthroscopy. Our Hip Arthroscopy Program is a part of a broader Hip Preservation Program.  The Rothman Institute is the only Hip Arthroscopy Program in the Delaware Valley with experienced board certified surgeons in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  We have the most experienced hip surgeons in the region who not only have the expertise for these unique procedures, but also teach other surgeons regionally, nationally, and internationally on these techniques.  Research is an important component to any program as this allows us to evaluate current techniques, modify them according to patient outcomes, and develop new and better techniques to improve patient’s pain and function.  At Rothman Institute research is a critical aspect of our program.  Some of our current research projects are available on this link.  Our hip surgeons have published extensively on hip arthroscopy and hip preservation and give instructional lectures regularly to other orthopedic surgeons nationally and internationally.

Hip arthroscopy is a unique, minimally invasive outpatient technique that uses fiber-optic cameras and small instruments to treat painful hip conditions that were traditionally repaired through larger open incisions.  It can allow for a quicker recovery period, less scarring, and a return to pre-injury activity levels which make it an ideal technique for athletes and those under the age of 55.  There are many conditions that can be treated arthroscopically when indicated. 

Indications for hip arthroscopy include: labral tears, loose bodies, hip impingement (FAI), snapping hip, articular cartilage injuries, synovitis, and hip pain.  Through small incisions and using a fiber-optic camera these painful conditions can be treated safely and effectively on an outpatient basis. Relative contra-indications for hip arthroscopy include pre-existing arthritis, obesity, infection, and regional pain syndromes (e.g. RSD, fibromyalgia).  

Candidates for hip arthroscopy include:

Athletes with hip pain associated
with labral tears +/- FAI

Athletes with snapping hip syndrome

Pre-arthritic patients with hip pain
and labral tears +/- FAI

Pre-arthritic patients with hip pain
associated with synovitis

 

Hip arthroscopy is not a common technique, so your surgeons experience is an important factor to consider. At Rothman Institute, our physicians perform these procedures on a regular basis.They handle hundreds of these cases annually and teach other orthopaedic surgeons regionally, nationally, and internationally in how to perform these procedures. They have published articles, authored book chapters, and have had numerous scientific presentations nationally and internationally in various areas of hip arthroscopy.

Recommended websites for more information:

Hip arthroscopy offers several benefits compared to open hip surgeries including:

  • Smaller, less invasive incisions
  • Less scarring 
  • Rapid recovery
  • Procedures done in an outpatient setting
  • Safe and effective outcomes 


If you are suffering from a condition that makes you a candidate for hip arthroscopy please call 1-800-321-9999 and request an appointment for a hip arthroscopy evaluation.

Related Programs

  • Hip Arthroscopy Program

    Hip Arthroscopy Program

    Rothman Institute is one of the nation’s leaders in the growing field of hip arthroscopy. Ours is the only Hip Arthroscopy Program in the Delaware Valley with experienced board certified surgeons in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
    Read More

Related Specialties

Stories Related to Hip Arthroscopy

Make an Appointment

First Name
Last Name
E-mail
Phone
 
1 of 1