Minimally invasive scope surgery of the hip can be indicated when painful conditions result from acute injury, loose joints, and/or chronic impingement of the hip “ball” against the rim of the “socket” portion of the joint. This may result in what is called a hip labral tear (tear of the hip socket rim cartilage). Surgery to treat this requires a special table designed to pull traction on the hip joint to open it and allow the scope and instruments to perform this repair. In some cases, underlying degenerative joint disease may prevent these procedures from being offered to you because current research suggests a higher dissatisfaction rate and higher conversion to total hip replacement can occur.

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