What is Arthroscopic Acetabuloplasty?
Arthroscopic acetabuloplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the removal of excess bone from the concave surface of the pelvis (acetabulum) to facilitate normal movement of the hip joint. The entire procedure is performed through keyhole incisions.
Indications for Arthroscopic Acetabuloplasty
Arthroscopic acetabuloplasty is usually performed to treat hip impingement which causes pain and restricted range of motion of the hip.
Arthroscopic Acetabuloplasty procedure
During the arthroscopic acetabuloplasty procedure, an instrument known as an arthroscope is inserted into the hip joint. The arthroscope contains a tiny camera and specialized instruments which allows the surgeon to view the inside of the joint and remove abnormal bone from the acetabulum with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The procedure can usually be performed in an outpatient setting.
Benefits of Arthroscopic Acetabuloplasty
Most patients experience improvement in hip pain and range of motion after undergoing arthroscopic acetabuloplasty. As the procedure is performed through tiny incisions, the recovery period is shorter with faster healing and quick return to routine activities as compared to open surgery.