Hip Arthroscopy

Since the early 20th century, when hip arthroscopy was regarded as being almost impossible to undertake, the procedure has developed in leaps and bounds. Presently there are many reasons why a surgeon might recommend hip arthroscopy to a patient.

  • To explain unexplained hip pain (diagnostic hip arthroscopy)
  • Removal of loose or foreign bodies
  • Repair of damaged articular cartilage (gristle)
  • Removal or repair of a torn acetabular labrum (see below)
  • Correction of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI – see below)
  • Management of damaged hip ligaments, e.g. ligamentum teres
  • Management of hip joint infection
  • Inflammation of the hip lining (synovitis)
  • Investigation of a painful joint replacement or hip resurfacing
  • Management of internal and external snapping of the hip including psoas and iliotibial band impingement
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Hip Instability
  • Repair of tears of the gluteus medius and minimus

Perhaps the two most common current indications for hip arthroscopy include the presence of symptomatic FAI or an acetabular labral tear, or both.

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Guidance prepared on behalf of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (www.isha.net)

Authors: Singh PJ*, O’Donnell JM**, Pritchard MG**

*Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK
**Mercy Private Hospital, East Melbourne, and Bellbird Private Hospital, East Blackburn, Victoria, 3121, Australia

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • http://www.sportsmed.org/