Mayo Clinic specialists may recommend surgery to correct hip impingement and prevent further hip damage. The type of surgery depends on the severity of your problem and your age and overall health. Mayo specialists are skilled in a wide variety of surgical procedures used to treat hip impingement.
If your hip impingement is mild or moderate, Mayo Clinic specialists may recommend arthroscopic surgery, in which the repair is performed through several small incisions instead of one large one. A tiny camera is inserted through one of the incisions so the surgeon can see inside the hip.
The goal of surgery is to remove the extra bone or misplaced cartilage that's causing the hip impingement. More severe cases may require open procedures, where longer incisions are used so the surgeon can view the joint directly and have easier access.
Read more about arthroscopy.
Nov. 19, 2012