Prof Waller no longer does hip arthroscopy. Patients requiring hip arthroscopy are referred to a trusted colleague in Sydney
Hip arthroscopy can be used for:
- Diagnosis – to see clearly inside the joint
- Treatment – for labral tears and FAI
The term 'arthroscope' comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.
The benefits of arthroscopy include
- Smaller incisions with little scarring
- Faster postoperative recovery
- Less pain and lower complication rates
- Easier progression toward regaining full hip movement
Risks With Hip Arthroscopy?
Complications are not common but can occur.
While complications due to surgery are uncommon they can occur, the following are some:
- Postoperative bleeding
- Clotting in the leg (deep vein thrombosis – DVT) or lung.
Other general medical and surgical risks can include:
- Allergies and anaesthetic complications
If there are any postoperative concerns or pain please do not hesitate in contacting your treating surgeon