Hip Replacement & Arthroscopy
Hip arthroscopy is mainly done to treat conditions in the hip joint for example labrum tears due to impingement or to remove loose bodies (pieces of cartilage or bone) that may be present in the joint and can cause cartilage damage. Damage to the cartilage might cause the patient to require a hip replacement.
Hip arthroscopy is thus mainly done in young patients without cartilage damage in the joint, to alleviate pain and to prevent or postpone possible hip replacement surgery and is considered minimal invasive surgery. During arthroscopic hip surgery, a small camera is inserted through a tiny incision made in the hip. The camera shows the inside of the hip, as images appear on a screen in the operating theatre.
Knee Replacement & Arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy is a very common minimally invasive surgical procedure. Minimally invasive procedures require smaller incisions, usually 2, (cuts) than traditional surgery. The incisions are about 1cm in length.
To treat certain injuries or structural problems in the knee, tiny tools are inserted through another small incision. These tools are used to repair or remove damaged tissue.
Shoulder arthroscopy is a very common minimally invasive surgical procedure, where surgery is done through small incisions in the shoulder. A small camera and other tools are inserted through tiny incisions made in the shoulder. The camera shows the inside of the shoulder, as images appear on a screen in the operating theatre.