Christopher Potts, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Midtown, Atlanta, GA & Alpharetta, GA
Hip surgery can help you recover from a painful hip injury or a chronic condition, restoring your mobility and independence in the process. Christopher Potts, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with years of experience treating patients who require hip surgery. Dr. Potts and his team care for patients at both the Atlanta and Alpharetta, Georgia, clinic locations. Book your evaluation online, or call the office directly to check appointment availability.
Hip Surgery Q & A
When do I need hip surgery?
Hip surgery is used to address a variety of traumatic injuries or chronic conditions that affect the ball-and-socket joint of your hip.
Some of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Potts include:
- Hip arthroscopy
- Labral repair
- Labral reconstruction
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) surgery
- Iliopsoas (hip flexor) tendon lengthening
- Abductor/gluteus medius repair
- Trochanteric bursectomy
- IT band lengthening
- Articular cartilage defect repair
- Proximal hamstring repair
- Core decompression for avascular necrosis (AVN)
Dr. Potts has extensive experience treating hip conditions and is a leading specialist on the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques.
What happens during arthroscopic hip surgery?
Your hip surgery will be tailored to the specific needs of your injury or condition. While you’re under general anesthesia, Dr. Potts makes a few small incisions for the thin arthroscopic camera, as well as for the narrow surgical instruments.
While watching the monitor and the live video portrayed from the arthroscope, Dr. Potts can:
- Resolve bone friction from hip impingement
- Perform labral repairs or reconstructions
- Repair torn tendons, ligaments, or muscles
- Remove damaged tissue
- Realign fractures
- Perform tissue grafting
You and Dr. Potts will discuss your surgical options before your procedure to ensure you are comfortable and informed.
How long is the recovery after hip surgery?
Dr. Potts generally recommends using crutches following surgery to help you get around and minimize bearing weight on your treated hip.
You might need crutches for a longer period of time for more complex procedures, but most patients who undergo arthroscopic hip surgery can walk around unassisted within the first month. Your specific post-operative care will depend on your procedure and other factors.
Dr. Potts and his team will support you every step of the way to ensure you have a successful recovery. Schedule your hip surgery consultation by booking online or calling your nearest office.
Schedule your hip surgery consultation by booking online or calling your nearest office.