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What is hip arthroscopy? [Video]

Ask the Expert: Hip Video Series

About the video: What is hip arthroscopy?

Listen to our experts Brent Warner, M.D. and Jack Skendzel, M.D. discuss hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgery offered at Summit Orthopedics.

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.

Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise

From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.

Start your journey to stronger, healthier athletic condition. Find your sports medicine expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a sports medicine consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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Video Transcription

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive type of hip surgery in which a small camera, about the diameter of a pencil, is placed down inside of the hip joint, through tiny incisions, that lets us see the entirety of the inside of the hip. And then we have other specialized small instruments that allow us to do surgical procedures inside of the joint. The things that we’re most commonly treating with hip arthroscopy is hip impingement and hip labral tears. With the technology we have today and with our specialized training, the hip can be accessed in a minimally invasive way, arthroscopically through three poke holes on the side of the hip. When these types of procedures were first being developed in Europe, they were performed through a much larger incision. But now with the advantage of the arthroscope, we get a great detailed, up-close picture of the hip, of the labrum, of the cartilage, of all the structures. And so, I’m able to safely and efficiently address all of the pathology, the extra bone, any loose pieces, all in an outpatient setting with just small poke holes on the side of the hip.