Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
Arthroscopic hip surgery can be expressed as a surgical procedure used to treat some hip problems. Hip arthroscopy uses modern medical techniques and advanced medical technologies. The use of arthroscopic techniques compared to traditional methods has advantages such as low side effects, minimal risk of complications and fast recovery. Thanks to closed applications, the quality of life of the patients does not decrease much and the return to everyday life is faster.
Arthroscopic hip surgery is actively used for hip replacement and related problems, the treatment of bone and cartilage parts in the hip, joint and surrounding tissue problems and hip dislocation problems. Arthroscopic hip applications can be used to diagnose and treat painful complaints that cannot be determined by any other method.
Since the hip joint is the point where the lower body and upper body are connected in the waist region, it is one of the very critical joint areas. In addition to the areas that connect other joint areas, the hip joint contains elements that affect the entire body. It is possible that the problems that arise in the hip joint affect the whole body and seriously reduce the quality of life. The hip joint affects almost all of our movements. Therefore it is one of the joint areas with the highest function in daily activities. The hip joint can experience a variety of problems with unfavourable movements, accidents, trauma and sudden blows. At the same time, problems can arise in the hip joint with the deformities caused by aging over the years. Surgical options are often used in the treatment of hip problems, and at present arthroscopic techniques are much more preferred than traditional methods.
What is Arthroscopy?
Unlike traditional methods, arthroscopy applications allow surgical procedures to be performed through a few small incisions instead of large incisions. It is possible to benefit from arthroscopic surgery in areas such as knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle, especially in the context of orthopedics and traumatology. In addition to the high success rate, this method is notable for its rapid recovery and low risk of complications.
In arthroscopy operations, different incisions are made depending on the area of application and arthroscopic aids are sent through the open holes. The surgical process performed with imaging ends in a closed fashion, and the operating physician carries out the treatment with the device submitted during this process.
What should be considered before arthroscopic hip surgery?
Before arthroscopic hip surgery, it is necessary to go through a successful diagnostic process. In the process following the physical examination, the exchange of information must be fully assured and the current problem must be clearly identified as a result of additional investigations. Arthroscopy surgery is just one step in the treatment program planned to cure or manage the problem.
General anaesthesia is usually preferred for arthroscopic hip surgery. Before arthroscopic hip surgery, your doctor may ask you to stop some medications. The doctor can individually request special measures.
How is arthroscopic hip surgery performed?
In arthroscopic hip surgery, small incisions are made in the hip. On imaging, these incisions are entered in the hip and surgery begins. Arthroscopic devices that have a camera and light system at the end deliver the treatment needed for the problem the patient is experiencing. All equipment needed for surgery is delivered to the surgery area through small incisions. To allow arthroscopic devices to move in more comfortably, the area is expanded with sterile fluids. After the required treatment is completed, small incisions are closed with stitches and the surgery is terminated.
Even if the hip joint is arthroscopic, it is one of the most difficult joints to perform surgery. This is because it is not close to the skin. Therefore, it may be necessary to straighten the hip during the surgical process. It occurs more often over a longer period of time than with other arthroscopic surgeries.
What should be considered after arthroscopic hip surgery?
After arthroscopic hip surgery, the treatment process continues because physiotherapy and rehabilitation studies to be performed after surgery are very important. The hip joint, which acts as a bridge between the lower body and the upper body, is designed to gain strength with the surrounding tissues as quickly as possible. The reason for this is that hip joint health directly affects quality of life. When recovery is achieved after the surgical process, the patient should begin exercises without wasting time. It is very important to bring the hip and the surrounding muscle group back to their old strength with physiotherapy and rehabilitation studies.