Hip Arthroscopy – Removing Loose Bodies

Pieces of bone or cartilage that are loose in the hip joint can cause painful joint locking and catching. Through small incisions, a small tube-shaped tool called an arthroscope is used to look inside joints. Once loose bodies are located, a surgical tool, like a grasper, will be used to remove them.


Most patients will be able to walk on crutches immediately following the surgery with partial weight-bearing. Physical therapy is necessary and can begin the day after surgery to restore strength and mobility.