What is a Minimally Invasive Hip Arthroscopy?
Hip arthroscopy, a form of minimally invasive hip surgery, has been pioneered and performed by skilled orthopedic hip surgeons in recent years to improve surgical outcomes for patients. Dr. Jeff Padalecki, serving Austin, Round Rock, and Cedar Park, Texas communities, has had extensive training in arthroscopic surgery of the hip and he uses the approach to treat numerous hip conditions and injuries. Historically, surgery of the hip required large open incisions and a more extensive recovery period. Using an arthroscopic technique, a minimally invasive approach improves the overall recovery and patient outcome.
During arthroscopic hip surgery, Dr. Padalecki uses tiny, keyhole incisions to insert surgical tools and a small camera so that he can enter the hip joint and examine the injury. The image is then projected onto a monitor so that he can assess the exact location and determine the appropriate steps to take in order to repair the problem.