Hip arthroscopy procedures can help patients with chronic hip pain and dysfunction restore their joint health and mobility without heavily invasive surgery. Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine’s board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Stephen Raterman, MD stands at the forefront of arthroscopic medicine and performs hip arthroscopies using the latest advances in muscle-sparing surgical care.
A hip arthroscopy is a procedure that allows a physician to view inside the hip joint and correct injuries without having to make a large incision. This is possible through an arthroscope – a thin instrument with a small camera that is inserted into the joint and displays moving images of the joint on a video monitor. Because only a small incision is needed to insert an arthroscope, patients who undergo arthroscopic surgery often experience minimal post-operative discomfort, a streamlined recovery period, and a faster return to the activities they enjoy.
A physician may recommend a hip arthroscopy to confirm a diagnosis or treat a problem, such as:
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
- A hip joint infection
- Loose bodies of cartilage or bone within the hip
As a patient at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, you can be assured that your joint health is in excellent hands. Dr. Raterman is a leader in arthroscopic medicine as well as hip resurfacing and replacement, having performed more hip procedures than most other orthopaedic specialists. In collaboration with the Florida Medical Clinic team, Dr. Raterman optimizes the patient experience by providing highly advanced treatments and compassionate, individualized care.
Contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine today to learn more about our hip arthroscopy procedures and our innovative approach to joint health. One of our friendly associates will be happy to schedule you an appointment with Dr. Raterman, during which you can find out if you are a candidate for hip arthroscopy.
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