Is used to treat intra-articular derangements of the hip joint


Hip arthroscopy refers to the viewing of the interior of the acetabulo-femoral (hip) joint through an arthroscope and the treatment of hip pathology through a minimally invasive approach. This technique is sometimes used to help in the treatment of various joint disorders and has gained popularity because of the small incisions used and shorter recovery times when compared with conventional surgical techniques (sometimes referred to as “open surgery”).

This procedure is relatively new and due to the fact that the demand for this procedure is low in this geographical region, Dr Botes made the decision to help make a diagnosis and then refer the patient to a colleague who does perform hip arthroscopy on a regular basis.


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