• Knee
  • ACL
  • ACL Reconstruction with
    Allografts and LARS Ligaments
  • Acute
    Knee Injury Clinic
  • Partial
    Knee Replacement
  • Knee
  • Hip Replacement &
  • Skiing and
  • Revision Knee
  • Revision Hip
  • Anterior Minimally
    Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Computer
    Assisted Surgery

Hip Arthroscopy

Prof Waller no longer does hip arthroscopy. Patients requiring hip arthroscopy are referred to a trusted colleague in Sydney

Hip arthroscopy can be used for:

  • Diagnosis – to see clearly inside the joint
  • Treatment – for labral tears and FAI

The term 'arthroscope' comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.

The benefits of arthroscopy include

  • Smaller incisions with little scarring
  • Faster postoperative recovery
  • Less pain and lower complication rates
  • Easier progression toward regaining full hip movement

Risks With Hip Arthroscopy?

Complications are not common but can occur.

While complications due to surgery are uncommon they can occur, the following are some:

  • Infection
  • Postoperative bleeding
  • Clotting in the leg (deep vein thrombosis – DVT) or lung.

Other general medical and surgical risks can include:

  • Allergies and anaesthetic complications

If there are any postoperative concerns or pain please do not hesitate in contacting your treating surgeon

  • St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
  • Macquarie University Hospital
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • The Royal College of Surgeond of Edinburgh
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • Sydney University Football Club
  • Bulldogs
  • Cronulla Sharks
  • Moximed