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Adult Reconstruction - Hip Arthroscopy A Procedure for the 21st Century

Subspecialty Theme of the Month, July 2011

Hip arthroscopy is a rapidly evolving surgical field in orthopaedic surgery with a definite role in the treatment of pre-arthritic hip pain. However, research is still required to better delineate the appropriate indications of this surgical procedure with regard to pain relief for patients suffering from pre-arthritic pain, and delay or prevention of the onset of hip arthritis. I strongly recommend that surgeons who are interested in hip arthroscopy visit surgeons with a vast experience with this procedure and be sure to use arthroscopy instruments specifically designed for the hip.

July's Subspecialty Theme of the Month articles on hip arthroscopy were originally published in the Winter 2009 issue of the COA Bulletin.

Paul E. Beaulé, MD, FRCSC
The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada