When is hip arthroscopy indicated?

Updated: Apr 10, 2019
  • Author: Bart Eastwood, DO; Chief Editor: Dinesh Patel, MD, FACS  more...
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One of the most common indications for hip arthroscopy is management of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and associated labral tears. [5] Loose bodies, chondral pathology, degenerative joint disease, avascular necrosis (AVN), synovial disease, instability, internal and external snapping hip, and joint sepsis have all been treated with this approach in the literature. [6, 7, 8]  The application of hip arthroscopy to the treatment of extra-articular issues, including hip abductor tears and other peripheral and posterior compartment pathologic conditions, has expanded greatly as well. Arthroscopy has also been used after total hip arthroplasty and hip resurfacing in some cases. [9, 10, 11]

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