What is included in the preprocedural planning for hip arthroscopy?

Updated: Feb 05, 2021
  • Author: Bart Eastwood, DO; Chief Editor: Dinesh Patel, MD, FACS  more...
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Full informed consent addressing the specific pathology present and procedure to be performed should be obtained in every case.

A detailed history, a thorough physical examination, and careful critical assessment of diagnostic imaging results are extremely important in planning for hip arthroscopy. Depending on the indication, plain radiography, computed tomography (CT) with or without three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI arthrography, or various combinations thereof may be part of a preoperative workup.

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