The Sportklinik is a center for arthroscopic surgery. In recent years, arthroscopic hip surgery has made great progress and is now an established standard procedure in our facility.
Please acquaint yourself with the possibilities and limits of minimally-invasive hip surgery.
Please note: Artificial hip replacements using endoprosthesis are not carried out at the Sportklinik. However, we would be more than happy to advise you on this topic.
Arthroscopic hip surgery – minimally invasive diagnostics and therapy of hip complaints
Arthroscopic surgery of many joints, for example the knee and shoulder joints, has been a standard orthopedic operation for many years. The hip joint, due to its unique anatomy, is much more difficult to access compared to the knee or shoulder. However, thanks to recent technical developments, hip arthroscopy in specialized clinics has become a standard treatment strategy. This has been a routine procedure in our clinic for years.
When is arthroscopic hip surgery indicated?
The aim of arthroscopic hip surgery is to diagnose and treat disorders of the hip joint through this minimally-invasive technique. Arthroscopic hip surgery can be indicated for the following disorders:
- Disorders of the femoral head and neck transition or of the hip socket (femoroacetabular impingement or FAI)
- Lesion of the acetabular labrum, or a so-called labrum lesion
- Cartilage injuries
- Free joint bodies
- Degenerative hip disorders (e.g. synovitis)
For a precise diagnosis of your hip disorder, and determination of possible surgical indications, we are happy to advise you in detail during a hip consultation appointment. Below is an example of a typical hospital stay for arthroscopic hip surgery.
Patients are usually admitted to the clinic for about 3-5 days (in-patient). Patients usually stand (assisted) for the first time directly after surgery. The duration of partial weight bearing with forearm crutches depends on how much bone was removed from the femoral neck or the amount of cartilage involved, and is usually from 2 to 6 weeks, followed by a gradual increase in weight bearing. For all other operative procedures, once the surgeries have healed completely, usually after 2 weeks, full weight-bearing is possible. Intensive physiotherapy is required after surgery.
as of: october 2010