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Hip Surgery

 

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Many people think hip surgery only means a joint replacement. But there also are other types of hip surgery that are not as major as replacing a hip joint, but which can bring significant relief of hip pain.

Orthopedic surgeons at Beverly Hospital perform hip arthroscopy, a surgical procedure that allows doctors to look inside the hip joint and often treat a problem at the same time. During hip arthroscopy, the surgeon inserts a tiny camera at the end of a thin flexible tube, which displays images on a video screen. The surgeon uses these images to diagnose a problem and to guide tiny surgical instruments to the site to fix it.

Hip arthroscopy can be used to treat:

  • Hip fractures
  • Bone spurs and bone overgrowth around the hip socket
  • Loose pieces of bone or cartilage that move around in the hip joint, causing pain
  • Dysplasia, a condition in which the hip socket is too shallow, which makes tissues likely to tear
  • Snapping hip syndrome, when a tendon becomes damaged from rubbing across the outside of the hip joint
  • Inflammation of the tissues surrounding the hip joint
  • An infection of the hip joint

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Meet the orthopedic surgeons on the Lahey Health medical staff who perform hip surgery at Beverly Hospital.

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