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Hip Pain and Diagnostic Hip Arthroscopy

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Hip Pain and Diagnostic Hip Arthroscopy

To piggyback on yesterday’s blog where we explored whether a hip replacement might be necessary for you, here is information right on our Paragon Orthopedic website about hip arthroscopy.  This is a tool surgeons use to treat and diagnose for further surgical intervention for your hip problems.  In yesterday’s 8 signs whether you need a hip replacement, this comes under #8.  Dr. Van Horne and Dr. Bents frequently do these to examine the extent of the issues within your hip joint.  MRI’s and CT scans provide some information, but they are not perfect ways of knowing all that is going on within your hip joint.  Sometimes, the scope is all that is needed to relieve your pain and get you moving again, but depending on what they see, more surgery might be required.  This comprehensive video on our website goes through the prep, incisions and accessing the joint, diagnosis and repairs, and end of the procedure information.  It’s less than 5 minutes and can help you understand hip arthroscopy start to finish.  Click here to view:


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