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Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive orthopaedic surgical procedure designed to repair the hip and prevent a total joint replacement. Wake Forest Baptist Health is one of the few medical centers on the East Coast where this highly specialized procedure is performed—our orthopaedic surgeon, Allston Stubbs, MD, performs more than 200 a year, well above the national average. 

How do I know if I need Hip Arthroscopy? 

Patients will typically complain of the following symptoms:

  • Hip pain
  • Joint tightness (loss of motion in the joint)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of strength 

Learn more about conditions and symptoms that lead to a hip arthroscopy. 

Determination for Surgery 

After a clinical examination and review of X-rays and MRIs, your orthopaedic surgeon will give you a detailed plan and recommendation for your treatment. If your doctor recommends hip arthroscopy, you can learn more about preparing for surgery, the day of surgery, and recovery by visiting About Hip Arthroscopy.

About Hip Arthroscopy 

During the procedure, your surgeon uses a light and camera to look through a dime size incision at your hip joint. Depending on your conditions and symptoms, your orthopaedic surgeon will:

  • Repair torn cartilage
  • Remove loose pieces of muscle, tendon or ligaments
  • Reshape the bones

Meet our orthopaedic specialists who perform hip arthroscopy. 

Patients Who Travel 

Because we see so many out-of-state patients, it is a good idea to have your X-rays and MRIs performed before you come see us. Please contact us so that we can arrange the appropriate paperwork.

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Quick Reference

Orthopaedic Services

New Patients 336-716-WAKE
Toll-Free 888-716-WAKE
Returning Patients
Returning Pediatric Patients

Contact the Department

Main 336-716-8200
Fax 336-716-8018

For assistance after hours, please call 336-716-2011 and ask for the Orthopaedic Surgeon on call.
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