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Hip Arthroscopy: A Game-Changer for Hip Injuries in Athletes
Hip Arthroscopy: A Game-Changer for Hip Injuries in Athletes

Hip Arthroscopy: A Game-Changer for Hip Injuries in Athletes

"Surgery" is one of the most dreaded words for an athlete to hear. Not long ago, hip surgery would set an athlete back for many months, to a year, or longer. Today, minimally invasive arthroscopic hip surgery is now an incredible solution for athletes requiring hip surgery, with shorter recovery times to get back in the game. In fact, research indicates that approximately 84%-87% of athletes will return to their sport following hip arthroscopy.1

What Is Hip Arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure that continues to evolve and improve. Contrary to traditional hip surgery, hip arthroscopy is performed with a few tiny incisions, resulting in less trauma to muscles and tissues surrounding the hip joint. The end result is less blood loss, fewer complications, better mobility, quicker healing, and decreased time away from competition. This makes hip arthroscopy appealing to athletes who want to return to play. Patients who undergo hip arthroscopy are generally able to bear weight on the hip within a couple of weeks. Many athletes can return to sports anywhere from 12 weeks to one year, depending on the severity of the injury and the type of procedure performed. Every patient's recovery looks different and is based on many factors.

If you have been diagnosed with an hip injury that requires surgery, it is crucial that you choose an experienced hip surgeon. Dr. Srino Bharam has achieved master-level experience in treating the hip. He takes a minimally invasive approach whenever possible, and specializes in advanced arthroscopic treatments. Dr. Bharam was one of the first surgeons to be fellowship-trained in hip arthroscopy and sports-related hip disorders.

AUTHOR: Srino Bharam MD, MBA is a board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon and professor of orthopedic surgery specializing in the treatment of athletic injuries of the hip and groin. Dr. Bharam has over 30 years of experience in treating injuries and conditions of the hip to restore athletes and patients to an active lifestyle.


  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Ambra Health