Surgical Technique

Hip arthroscopy should be a standard procedure in all large sports medicine centers today.

The old open surgery techniques including severing of the bone (trochanteric osteotomy) and massive disruption of soft body parts should be a thing of the past.

Unfortunately, hip arthroscopy is technically very complicated and requires many years of expe-rience. This is the main reason why many orthopedic specialists still perform open surgery today and do not use minimal invasive techniques.

  1. Thorough exam and evaluation via MRI by a specialist
  2. Check-in to the hospital in the morning
  3. Surgery: about 45 minutes to 1 hour
  4. Operation: ca. 45 – 60 Minuten
  5. Mobilization with physical therapy and instructions
  6. Departure from the hospital
  7. Use of cruches for about 2 weeks.
  8. Week 4-6: physiotherapy
  9. After week 6: regular exercise, home trainer, crawl, cross trainer, etc
  10. After month 4: “go and stop” sport disciplines

Open surgery with luxation of the hip joint.

1 Femoral head
2 Fine wire
3 Joint line
4 Joint socket