Following a consultation with Mr Datta, you will be given a date for surgery.
You will be called by one of our nursing staff who will conduct a pre-assessment within 2 weeks of your surgery for blood tests and a medical examination
Hip arthroscopy is performed under general anesthetic. Three small keyhole incisions are made allowing us to pass through small cameras and instruments. Once access is gained, the femoral head and acetabulum (socket) are viewed. The labrum is repaired if necessary.
Although your hip will be sore post surgery, you shouldn’t experience any severe pain. You will be on crutches for 4 – 6 weeks (depending on what exactly was done during the arthroscopy) and won’t be able to drive for this period. You will not be able to drive yourself home so please arrange for someone to take you on the day of discharge.
As we do pull on the leg quite hard during the procedure (this is to enable us to get a good look inside the hip joint) there may be some numbness around the groin area but this should resolve in a few days, occasionally weeks.
Good post-operative rehabilitation is key to a good outcome following surgery. Hydrotherapy is very effective in the first few weeks following surgery whilst you are still on crutches. A phased rehabilitation programme is commenced and the full recovery is around 3-6 months.
- Hip Arthroscopy is carried out as a day case admission under general anaesthetic. Guide price of £10,000 to £12,000 .