When people have had a hip replacement is it the general rule to have an arthroscopy first? I'm just wondering as for all the scans and xrays I've had an arthroscopy has never been mentioned. I'm not sure if they think they'd be unable to do it due to my weight. I recall my original consultant talking about a procedure that he couldn't do as the instruments were only a certain length and if he thought it would help me he'd find a way to make the instruments long enough? This makes me wonder if it was an arthroscopy. I suppose my only option is to ask the new consultant when I see them at the end of the month. My mum is determined to come with me to try to get them to change their mind about not doing hip surgery as my condition is deteriorating.