Hip Arthroscopy

What is Hip Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopic surgery of the hip is the fastest growing discipline in Sports Medicine. Athletes (especially those who participate in explosive movements such as kicking, jumping and sprinting) may develop injuries to the labrum of the hip. These injuries are commonly related to a condition known as Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAIS). The newest contemporary hip arthroscopy techniques allow us to fix hip labral tears and correct the issues that cause them through minimally invasive surgery .

A torn hip labrum. The metal instrument is showing how the labrum is unstable and folding into the hip joint.

The labrum after it has been repaired. Stitches around the labrum are secured to the bone of the acetabulum (socket) with suture anchors (tiny plastic screws).

As Co-Chair of the OrthoVirginia Hip Preservation Section, Dr. Owusu-Akyaw is the highest volume hip arthroscopist for OrthoVirginia across the entire state and the only provider in the Richmond area using the cutting-edge Pivot Guardian Post Free Distraction System . This unparalleled experience translates into a surgical precision that comes from a profound understanding of the complexities of hip anatomy and function.

Championing Athletics at the Highest Level

As the hip surgical consultant for the Division 1 Athletics program at the University of Richmond, Dr. Owusu-Akyaw’s expertise is trusted by elite athletes. Whether it’s a student-athlete returning to the field or a seasoned competitor aiming for peak performance, his guidance ensures that hip health never hinders potential.

A Global Network of Excellence

Membership in the International Society for Hip Preservation (ISHA) solidifies Dr. Owusu-Akyaw’s place within a global network of leading hip specialists. This affiliation demonstrates his dedication to staying at the vanguard of hip arthroscopy techniques, ensuring that you receive the best care that the world has to offer.

Admiration is an understatement when it comes to my gratitude towards Dr. Owusu-Akyaw. Following my second labral tear, I was unsure if and at what capacity I would be able to return to the pitch. His unwavering commitment to my recovery and dedication as my surgeon has been a game-changer and ensured my return to the rugby pitch. I am forever grateful for his exceptional care; I am a testament to his remarkable dedication to his patients.

Blaze, hip arthroscopy patient

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