Hip Arthroscopy Specialist

Jonathan T. Nassos, M.D. -  - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jonathan T. Nassos, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine located in Los Angeles, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

Hip pain can often be felt from your groin and all the way down the front of your leg to your knee. If nonsurgical treatment has not resolved your hip pain, the medical team at Nassos Orthopaedic Surgery in the Beverly Grove area, Los Angeles, California, may recommend hip arthroscopy to diagnose and treat your hip problems. Call Nassos, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment to see if hip arthroscopy could offer relief.

Hip Arthroscopy Q & A

What causes hip pain?

Sometimes pain in the back or from a hernia can radiate to the hip, but the most common causes of hip pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Hip labral tear
  • Fractures
  • Muscle strain
  • Tendonitis

Cancer involving tumors in the bone is a less common cause of hip pain. If you’re experiencing reduced range of motion or pain in your hip, give Nassos Orthopaedic Surgery a call for an evaluation.

What is hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat a variety of hip problems. Arthroscopy is preferred over open hip surgery as it only requires the surgeon to make small incisions to insert the arthroscope (camera) into your hip joint. Fluid moves through the arthroscope to control bleeding and improve visibility. Images from the arthroscope are projected onto your surgeon’s video screen for diagnosis.

Hip arthroscopy patients experience less pain, less joint stiffness, and faster recovery than open hip surgery patients.

What conditions can hip arthroscopy treat?

Hip arthroscopy can treat hip problems and damage caused by injuries, such as a car accident or sports injury. It can also relieve painful symptoms caused by Orthopaedic conditions, including:

  • Bone overgrowth (Femoroacetabular impingement)
  • Dysplasia
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Inflammation (synovitis)
  • Hip joint infection

Your doctor may also recommend hip arthroscopy to diagnose hip pain that does not respond to rest, medications, physical therapy, or injections.

You don’t have to live with hip pain. Call or book an appointment online with the knowledgeable team at Nassos Orthopaedic Surgery today.