Arthroscopy – Hip Procedures

Dr Smith mastered the technique of hip arthroscopy by attending various local and international workshops. Hip arthroscopy is a form of hip preservation surgery where certain intra-articular pathology may lead to the development of hip osteoarthritis in the younger patient.

Many intra-articular pathologies, for instance labral tears and femoro-acetabular (FAI) impingement can be fixed during arthroscopy surgery. Peri-trochanteric problems e.g. trochanteric bursitis or abductor tears may be treated and repair with a hip arthroscopy where conservative management failed.

Dr Peter Smith, Milnerton Medi-Clinic, Cape Town

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