Hip Arthroscopy

By: Anterior Hip Surgeon  24-Mar-2013
Keywords: Hip Arthroscopy, Trochanteric Bursitis, Cam Impingement,

This is an arthroscopic (key hole) procedure of the hip for certain hip joint pathologies. Both recreational and Elite athletes have been able to return to sporting activitiesrapidly facilitated by hip Arthroscopy. Many of these conditions were previously unrecognized and thus left untreated. But recent advances in hip arthroscopy and MRI have elucidated many sources of hip joint abnormalities which result in disabling hip symptoms. Hip Arthroscopy is a developing area and performed by only a few surgeons in Australia who have undergone specific training to perform this procedure. Indications for hip arthroscopy include: Cam type Femoroacetabular impingement: (Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)) Pincer type lesions AcetabularLabral tears Snapping Hip Hip joint Infection Ligamentumteres injuries Iliopsoas bursitis Cartilage LesionsRemoval of loose bodies Extra-articular pathology

Keywords: Cam Impingement, Hip Arthroscopy, Pincer Lesions, Snapping Hip, Trochanteric Bursitis,

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Dr. Ikram Nizam is a Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 12 years of orthopaedic experience. He was educated in Oxford, Leicester and London, England and then moved to Australia. He spent several years doing Orthopaedic Research in Sydney (Surgical and Orthopaedic Research Laboratories- Prince of Wales Hospital and Joint Orthopaedic Centre, Bondi) on Fracture Healing, Synthetic Bone Grafts, Joint Replacements and Hip Resurfacing, metal-on-metal hips and also completed a Masters at UNSW.