Hip Arthroscopy

hip arthroscopy

Specialized care

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat hip issues. It’s called minimally invasive because only a few very small incisions in the skin of your hip are needed in order to insert the arthroscope into your hip joint.


The arthroscope includes a camera and a light that lets Dr. Hersch identify and repair any damage inside your hip. At the same time, he will also be able to insert any other small tools he needs to repair damage to your bones or connective tissues.


Dr. Hersch is one of the few surgeons in the country who specialize in hip arthroscopy.

Hip Arthroscopy illustration

Conditions Treated

Dr. Hersch typically uses hip arthroscopy to treat conditions such as

  • Labral repair
  • Labral reconstruction
  • Femoral acetabular impingement correction


However, hip arthroscopy can also be used to treat conditions such as:

  • Tendon tears
  • Tendon releases
  • Bone or cartilage removal
  • Hip dysplasia


Additionally, Dr. Hersch performs hip arthroscopy without a post using the Guardian system

The procedure

Hip arthroscopy is usually an outpatient surgery, meaning you should be able to go home the same day as your procedure. Most people need to wear a brace on their hip for around three weeks after surgery, and you’ll need to use crutches for a few weeks. Most people will need physical therapy after hip arthroscopy in order to increase strength and flexibility.


Dr. Hersch will give you a personalized recovery plan and will go over the results of your surgery with you.