Hip Arthroscopy in the Athletic Patient: Current Techniques and Spectrum of Disease
Over the last decade, the management of hip injuries has evolved substantially due to the advancement of techniques in arthroscopy and diagnostic tools such as magnetic resonance imaging. Arthroscopy of the hip remains a challenge due to the osseous and soft-tissue constraints of the hip. Currently, various hip lesions, including labral tears, loose bodies, femoroacetabular impingement, coxa saltans (snapping hip syndrome), ligamentum teres injuries, and capsular laxity, can be successfully treated arthroscopically. As continued improvements are made in surgical techniques and in specifically designed instrumentation for the hip, the indications for arthroscopy will continue to increase and arthroscopy of the hip will become a standard procedure performed by an increasing number of orthopaedic surgeons.
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