General Anaesthetic risks are extremely rare. Occasionally patients have some discomfort in the throat as a result of the tube that supplies oxygen and other gases.
The risk of complication from arthroscopic hip surgery is also rare and is generally related to the use of traction or the creation of skin portals for access. Occasionally stiffness of the hip will prevent arthroscopy from being possible; sometimes symptoms may be made worse by arthroscopy (<5%).
Complications specific to Hip Arthroscopy can include:
• Temporary nerve paralysis causing numbness over the side of the leg or in the groin
• Pressure areas in the groin from the traction post
• Damage to the cartilage or labrum within the hip joint
• Postoperative bleeding
• Deep Vein Thrombosis
• Injury to vessels, nerves or a chronic pain syndrome
• Progression of the disease process