A hip arthroscopy is a great treatment for current symptoms, and there are some who hope this will also lead to long-term benefit. For example, people with bone spurs that form around the hip joint are thought to have an early form of hip arthritis. Removing these bone spurs may not have any impact on the development of hip arthritis later in life.
Not every hip joint problem can be treated with arthroscopic surgery. Hip arthroscopy is a great treatment, but not for every hip problem. While there are a number of conditions that can be helped by an arthroscopic procedure, there are others that may not be helped. Furthermore, just because a labral tear is seen on an MRI, it may not be the source of pain.
Conditions Treated With Hip Arthroscopy
Snapping Hip Syndrome
Ligamentum Teres injury