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

Date Released


July 4, 2011

Hip Arthroscopy – History and Current Indications

July 11, 2011

Acetabular Labral Repair – Current Concepts

July 18, 2011

Overview of Surgical Technique for Basic Hip Arthroscopy

July 25, 2011

Hip Arthroscopy – Its Role in the Treatment of FAI


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