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Bournemouth Hospital

67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RW

01202 291866
Switchboard 01202 291 866
Enquiries, Treatments and Prices 01202 702830
MRI Appointments 01202 069566
Radiology 01202 702 810
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Why choose Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital for your hip arthroscopy surgery?

At Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital our expert hip surgeons excel in lower limb diagnostic surgery, including hip arthroscopy. All of our orthopaedic surgeons are renowned for their impressive joint diagnosis accuracy and repair. They are fully supported by our attentive matron-led nursing team, who are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and care whilst admitted in Bournemouth.

We pride ourselves on delivering a superb patient experience and our inpatient rooms do not disappoint. Each private room includes an en-suite bathroom, widescreen TV, modern decor and unlimited wireless internet connectivity. We also have an on-site physiotherapy service that features a hydrotherapy pool to aid your rehabilitation. Our physiotherapists specialise in orthopaedic aftercare and work closely with our surgeons to encourage a full and thorough recovery.

If you would like to know more about hip arthroscopy, you are more than welcome to attend one of our free orthopaedic open events. Here, you will get the opportunity to meet one of our orthopaedic consultants and ask any questions you may have about the procedure.

What happens during your hip arthroscopy in Bournemouth?

  • At Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital a hip arthroscopy is often performed as a day case
  • The procedure is normally performed under general anaesthetic, although a local anaesthetic can be used
  • The operation takes between 30 and 90 minutes
  • You will be put on to a traction table (a type of operating table), which pulls firmly on your leg
  • This pulls your hip joint apart a little, so your surgeon can see into the joint
  • They will insert a camera through one or more small cuts around your hip
  • Other small incisions may be made to introduce instruments to remove fluid, diseased tissue or bone or to perform some procedures to the area
  • The inside of the joint will be examined enabling your consultant to decide whether an operation is required to repair damage or remove loose material interfering with joint movement.

Going home after your hip arthroscopy

  • You will not be able to drive yourself home so please arrange for someone to pick you up from our Bournemouth Hospital
  • You should take it easy for a few days
  • You may have a few small stitches on each wound, which should be left in place until your follow-up appointment at the hospital, around 10-14 days later
  • Continue to take any pain relief medication as needed
  • Discuss any return to work with your orthopaedic consultant.

Most people make a full recovery from hip arthroscopy surgery, however as with any surgical procedure there is a chance of complications:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection on the wound
  • Scarring
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Blood clots (deep vein thrombosis – DVT).

Specific complications of hip arthroscopy may include:

  • Nerve damage
  • Infection in the hip joint
  • Tendon damage
  • Localised stiffness or pain.

Safe exercises to protect your hips and knees

Keep your hips and knees strong with these joint-protecting exercises from Senior Wellbeing Personal Trainer, Haydn Ward.

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