In late January, hip arthroscopy, a procedure that Dr. Phil Downer of Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle performs, was featured in a King 5 article.
What is hip arthroscopy?
Hip arthroscopy is a common treatment for hip impingement and labral tears (often the result of impingement conditions).
In hip arthroscopy, the surgeon uses small instruments and a small incision to perform various interventions, which might include removing pieces of scar tissue, repairing cartilage or removing bone. Recovery can vary, but typically if bone work is performed, the recovery is 2-3 months. One should remain active during this time, mainly taking part in low impact activities such as swimming and biking.
We see a lot of patients at Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle with hip impingement and labral tears who benefit from arthroscopy.