Hip arthroscopy is one of the most highly evolving surgical techniques in recent years. It plays a major role in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of hip pathologies. The evaluation of the painful hip requires meticulous history taking, elaborated physical examination, and basic and advanced imaging modalities. The differential diagnosis includes a continuously growing number of diagnoses. Once considered an "operation looking for indications", the current indications for hip arthroscopy are based on a better understanding of pathologies around the hip joint. The results of recently published intermediate and long term clinical outcome studies are encouraging. Ongoing, comprehensive understanding of the correlation between pathologies and clinical presentation will improve the surgical technique, which in turn may become a joint preserving operation.
|Pages (from-to)||49-53, 57|
|State||Published - Jan 2013|