Prashanth Multi-speciality Hospitals Chennai Hip Arthroscopy Surgery first time in South India
For the first time in Chennai Hip Arthroscopy Surgery has been successfully operated in Prasanth Multi-speciality Hospitals and it announced with great pride and pleasure that it was also first time in South India. Hip Arthroscopy was done at Prashanth Multi-speciality Hospitals on 16 th May 2012.
Hip Arthroscopy is a key hole surgery in which a small video camera is inserted into the hip joint for diagnosis and treatment purposes. The cost of the Surgery is around One and Half Lakhs.
Until recently pain in the hip joint was immediately diagnosed as ‘Arthritis’. But recent advances in Arthroscopic surgery and new knowledge of ‘Arthroscopic Anatomy’ of the hip joint throws new light on the common hip pain. We now know there is a common condition called FEMORO ACETABULAR IMPINGMENT (FAI) occurring in young adults. This condition can be treated Arthroscopically to prevent it from developing into Arthritis of the hip joint.
Any patient with groin or buttock pain need not suffer through life with endless pain killers, but can be examined, investigated and treated Arthroscopically for complete recovery. So no more open surgery and no more development of Arthritis. All hip surgical treatments can be done Arthroscopically except Hip Joint Replacement Surgery.
A Press Conference was organized regarding this surgery on 14th june 2012. While speaking on the Occasion, the Doctor says, "Recently we had 2 patients, a 23 year old lady and a 52 year ld Gentleman who were suffering from Groin and buttock pain in the left hip joint for more than 6 months. X-ray of the hip showed a CAM lesion(Bony bump) of the head of the femur. Patients typically had pain getting up from sitting position. In the past these patients would have been diagnosed with "Early Hip Arthritis". With the new knowledge and advanced specialized instrumentation for accessing and diagnosing hip joint conditions their poblem was identified as Fomero Acetabular Impingment(FAI). They were the first patients in Tamil Nadu to be treated for FAI through HIP Arthroscopy".
Apart from FAI, Hip Arthroscopy can be used for treatment of Hip Arthritis, Loose body removal, synovectomy, Biopsy in Tuberculosis of Hip joint and Rheumatoid Arthritis etc.
HIP ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY HELPS TO REDUCE THE NEED FOR HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY.