Hip Arthroscopy: Repairing Labral Tears
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During arthroscopy, the hip joint is gently widened to allow access to the joint.
The strong, flexible ring of cartilage attached to the edge of your hip socket called the labrum is torn. This can cause pain, catching, clicking, or locking in the joint. Your healthcare provider has suggested a procedure called arthroscopy.
Using only small incisions and special instruments, arthroscopy can remove or repair your torn labrum.
In the Operating Room
Just before surgery, you may be asked several times which hip is to be treated. This is a standard safety measure. In the operating room, you will likely receive general anesthesia to make you sleep.
During the Procedure
Repairing Labral Tears