Indications of Hip Arthroscopy

  • Diagnosis and treatment of labral pathology.
  • Removal of loose bodies and foreign bodies.
  • Osteochondral fragments and cartilage flap lesion.
  • Synovial biopsy or limited synovectomy.
  • Synovial chondromatosis.
  • Wash out of infected joint as in septic arthritis.
  • Evaluation of cartilage quality in avasculara vascular necrosis (AVN) mainly in early stages.
  • Debridement of ruptured or impinging ligamentum tears.
  • Assessment of the joint following fixation of a fracture acetabulum or femoral head.
  • Assessment of a painful hip resurfacing or arthroplasty.
  • Excision of osteophytes such as Ganz bump and acetabular spurs.
  • Excision of impinging synovitis such as in case of collagen disease.
  • Assessment of cartilage condition in dysplastic hip and perthes disease in adolescents.
  • Debridement, joint wash-out and chondral microfractures may have a role in management of early arthritis especially in younger patients when it is advisable to delay joint replacement surgery as long as possible.


This treatment is not advised if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Advanced hip arthritis,
  • Acetabular protrusion,
  • Hip ankylosis,
  • Skin lesions at portal sites.