Hip arthroscopy is a keyhole surgery of the hip for certain hip joint conditions and is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. There are only a small number of hip arthroscopy surgeons in Australia, and, as it is a developing area of treatment, they have undergone extensive training to perform this procedure.
Surgery has proven to facilitate a speedy return to sporting activities for both recreational and elite athletes. Many of these conditions were previously unrecognised and thus left untreated. But recent advances in hip arthroscopy and MRI scans have illuminated many sources of joint abnormalities that result in a series of disabling symptoms.