Dr. Adam Anz is trained in hip arthroscopy and uses this approach to treat a number of hip conditions. Hip arthroscopy uses tiny, keyhole incisions to insert a small video camera (known as an arthroscope) and surgical tools inside the hip joint. The camera projects onto a high-definition video screen giving Dr. Anz and his surgical team a clear picture of structures in and around the hip. This allows first-hand analysis of injury and can be done in order to repair and correct problems.
Historically, hip surgery has involved an open approach to the joint. This involves making an incision on the skin and approaching the joint with a surgical dissection. Arthroscopic hip surgery has advanced in recent years making it possible to treat some problems with smaller incisions and without a surgical dissection. While not all hip problems can be treated with hip arthroscopy, this technique opens the door for treatment of some hip injuries with a less invasive manner.
Dr. Anz uses an arthroscopic approach to address the following acute and degenerative conditions of the hip:
- Femeroacetabular Impingment (also known as FAI Impingment)
- Acetabular Labral Tears
- Psoas Tendon Pathology and Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome
- Removal of Loose Bodies
- Iliotibial Band Snapping and Trochanteric Bursitis
- Articular Cartilage and Chondral Damage
- Gluteus Medius and Minimus Tears
- Hip Instability
Following hip arthroscopy, it is important to follow the rehabilitation regimen that is set forth by Dr. Anz and by your physical therapist. Recovery following surgery is a partnership between the doctor, physical therapist, and patient. The results of the surgery are most effective when a post-operative rehabilitation program involving physical therapy and exercises are implemented daily. Dr. Anz can make recommendations for physical therapists in your area to help facilitate this process.
To learn more about hip arthroscopy, or to schedule a consultation please contact the Gulf Breeze, Florida orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Adam Anz located at the Andrews Institute.