Arthroscopy allows for joint exploration and treatment, by means of optic fibers and a video monitor.
The procedure is performed under general or local anesthesia.
To access the joint, we have to distract the joint space using an external fixation or an orthopedic table to strongly pull the patient’s foot. The surgeon performs this intervention under radioscopic control for better access to the joint during surgery.
A camera is inserted into the hip via a small incision (a few mm in length), allowing the surgeon to view the entire joint. Miniature tools can be inserted through another incision to treat various diseases (including a damaged labrum acetabulare, damaged cartilage, incipient arthrosis, ripping out of the ligamentum teres, synovial chondromatosis, villonodular synovitis, etc.)
After the arthroscopy, hospitalization is of short duration, recovery is fast, and patients are able to walk immediately after the intervention and return home.