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This intra-operative video shows the appearance of cartilage tears in the hip when viewed through a fiber optic camera during hip arthroscopy. A small probe is used to gently examine the labrum and cartilage to determine the extent of tearing in preparation for repair. The damage seen in this hip is characteristic of hip instability with superimposed hip impingement and gives rise to pain, mechanical symptoms, and giving way. If detected early, hip preservation techniques can be used to repair the torn cartilage and reshape/realign the hip joint through periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) and/or derotational femoral osteotomy (DFO). These cutting edge treatment options help to restore stability, alleviate impingement, and prevent the need for hip replacement.
Dr. Tigran Garabekyan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation. To learn more about Southern California Hip Institute or to schedule a consultation, click here to contact us. Serving patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, West Hollywood, Century City, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and other neighboring cities in the greater Los Angeles area.