Hip arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves a device called an arthroscope which is essentially a small camera. Two small incisions are made to allow for both the camera and surgical tools. Dr. Mei-Dan developed a novel technique to perform hip arthroscopy without the use of a perineal post, previously used to distract the hip open, eliminating all groin-related complications, including groin nerve damage and scrotal and vaginal injuries. Hip arthroscopy is used to clean the inside of the hip, repair a torn labrum, address cartilage damage, remove pathological bone growth and more.
At discharge you will receive a post op folder with instructions on how to care for your dressings and when you may bath or shower. We ask that you do not remove your dressings unless they are saturated or leaking. If you are unsure, please review our instructional videos and call if needed. The post op folder will also include your medication instructions, a Persons With Disabilities parking privileges application and your hip arthroscopy photos. There is a pain/medication tracking sheet you will be asked to fill out and bring to the first post op appointment. A hip preservation team contact list will also be provided; use this to reach out with urgent matters.
Dr Mei-Dan is the inventor of the technique and associated surgical bed which enables the surgeon to perform hip Arthroscopy without a perineal post, eliminating all groin related complications. The bed is now commercially available from Stryker Sports Medicine and is utilized by numerous surgeons nationally.
If a patient has bilateral symptoms and positive radiographic signs, a single procedure would result in: