What is hip arthroscopy?

Updated: Apr 10, 2019
  • Author: Bart Eastwood, DO; Chief Editor: Dinesh Patel, MD, FACS  more...
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The first investigations into hip arthroscopy date back to the 1930s. [1, 2]  However, it was not until the 1980s that this procedure began its ascent as a mainstream hip treatment. [3]  The indications for hip arthroscopy have become considerably broader over the past 10 years, expanding to include not only intra-articular conditions but also various extra-articular processes and peripheral hip issues. [4] Outcomes may vary substantially, depending on the specific pathologic condition that the procedure is being performed to address.


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