Open surgery is thus no longer needed because the same operation can be performed with a minimally invasive technique. Although it has clear benefits, this kind of surgery is not performed everywhere because it requires a specially trained surgeon. Since 1998, we have performed hip arthroscopy on more than 3000 patients. As a result, we are one of the largest and most experienced centers worldwide.
If someone recommends open surgery to you for a hip impingement, claiming “otherwise it couldn’t be done right,” you need to be cautious. Ask first how many hip arthroscopies the physician in question has performed. If he or she is evasive or states a relatively small number of surgeries performed, you would be best advised to look for a different surgeon.
If the surgery is performed correctly at the right time, full physical exercise is typically possible again (see patient testimonials). What must be taken into account with these forms of impingement is, however, an increased risk of acquiring arthritis.