Surgery For A Hip Impingement

A Hip Impingement, also referred to as Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) may require surgery depending on the type of impingement, the amount of bone deformity and the amount of articular cartilage damage. Surgery may also be recommended to patients who are unable to reduce pain using non-operative treatment methods. The earlier a patient has surgery for this condition, the better the chances of a complete recovery.

If an impingement has caused sever articular cartilage damage, hip replacement surgery may be the only type of treatment that will restore function and relieve hip pain caused by an impingement.

Types Of Hip Impingement Surgery

Hip Arthroscopy – A patient who does not have a preexisting arthritic condition may be a candidate for this minimally invasive procedure. An orthopedic hip surgeon can treat a deformity of the bones (femoral head or acetabulum) and damage to the labrum. During an arthroscopy, the labrum may be repaired or trimmed. Arthroscopic surgery is commonly used to correct most impingement deformities when surgical intervention is needed. Besides addressing current symptoms, this procedure may help prevent future damage to the hip joint. An arthroscopic hip procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis.

Open Hip Surgery – In order to fully correct a complicated or severe hip impingement, a surgeon will elect to repair the impingement using open surgery, which provide a better view and access to the hip joint. During an open procedure for a hip impingement, the hip joint is dislocated, further exposing the ball and joint. This additional exposure allows for treatment of labral tears and to repair damage caused by abnormal bone contact. A patient who has open hip surgery will probably be in the hospital for a few days following surgery.

Hip Osteotomy – An Osteotomy can involve the repositioning the acetabulum (socket) to correct a pincer impingement or the surgical alteration or reshaping of the femur. An Osteotomy may done as an open procedure or as an arthroscopy.

Hip Replacement – A patient with a history of arthritis or who has suffered extensive damage to the hip joint may need a Total Hip Replacement to correctly repair the injured area.

Orthopedic Hip Doctors In NY & NJ

If you have been diagnosed with a hip disorder and are seeking a second opinion or you’re experiencing hip pain or functionality issues, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Doctors. We can provide your with an accurate diagnosis, evaluation and individualized treatment options.

Most patients with a hip order benefit from non-operative treatments. If surgery is needed to relieve pain and restore mobility, our orthopedic hip surgeons are highly experienced with minimally invasive and open surgical procedures to repair damaged hips.