Arthroscopic Hip Surgery: Conditions Treated [Video]

Ask the Expert: Hip Video Series

About the video: What conditions does hip arthroscopy treat?

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive type of hip surgery. Listen to our experts Brent Warner, M.D. and Jack Skendzel, M.D. explain the different conditions that can be treated with hip arthroscopy.

Meet Dr. Brent Warner

Dr. Warner’s approach: “As an athlete, I understand the profound impact that an injury can have on a patient’s life and well-being. My goal is to return people to activity as quickly and safely as possible, whether that’s training for an ultramarathon or walking the dog around the block.”

Dr. Warner’s education: Dr. Warner received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC. He completed his medical doctorate at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH, and his residency took place at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. For advanced fellowship training, he attended the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, CO.

Meet Dr. Jack Skendzel

Dr. Skendzel’s approach: “An active lifestyle requires superior physical function, and I understand that my patients have exceptionally high standards for their performance and joint health. My goal is to return patients to optimal function so that they can continue to perform and master their personal athletic goals.”

Dr. Skendzel’s education: Dr. Skendzel attended the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana for his undergraduate degree, and he went on to complete medical school at Georgetown University. His residency took place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and he later completed advanced fellowship training at The Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.

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Video Transcription

A hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive type of hip surgery. The things that we’re most commonly treating with hip arthroscopy is hip impingement and hip labral tears. When we see patients with hip and groin pain in the clinic, we’ve got to always do a thorough physical examination to make sure that the pain is either coming from the labral tear, or is it coming from another source around the hip. We would routinely perform X-rays, again to look and see if they have something called FAI, or femoroacetabular impingement, which basically refers to a specific shape of the ball and socket that predisposes to that pinching of the labrum. And if patients have tried rest or physical therapy, or even a cortisone shot, but they can’t do what they want to do, those patients without osteoarthritis would be a candidate to arthroscopically have the bone removed so there’s no more impingement and to have the labral tear repaired with small anchors in the bone.

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  • Brent Warner MD

    Brent Warner, M.D.

    “As an athlete, I understand the profound impact that an injury can have on a patient’s life and well-being. My goal is to return people to activity as quickly and safely as possible, whether that’s training for an ultramarathon or walking the dog around the block.”

    More about this expert

  • Jack Skendzel, M.D.

    “An active lifestyle requires superior physical function, and I understand that my patients have exceptionally high standards for their performance and joint health. My goal is to return patients to optimal function so that they can continue to perform and master their personal athletic goals.”

    More about this expert

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