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Hip Arthroscopy: Indications, Outcomes, and Complications
Joseph C. McCarthy, MD1; Joann Lee, MS1
1 125 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120. E-mail address for J.C. McCarthy: jlee1@caregroup.harvard.edu
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An Instructional Course Lecture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 May 01;87(5):1137-1145
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Hip arthroscopy allows thorough visualization of the acetabular labrum, femoral head, and acetabular chondral surfaces as well as of the fovea, ligamentum teres, and adjacent synovium. Microsurgical tools developed specifically for arthroscopic hip surgery can be used to provide the least intrusive means of diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the above-mentioned structures (Table I). No radiographic study, including high-contrast gadolinium-enhanced arthrography-magnetic resonance imaging, is entirely sensitive or specific for the diagnosis of labral tears or chondral lesions. Thus, a high level of clinical suspicion based on the patient's symptoms and positive physical findings is paramount for the clinician to recognize subtle abnormalities in the hip joint.
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