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Arthroscopic Management of Labral Tears in the Hip
Michael K. Shindle, MD1; James E. Voos, MD1; Shane J. Nho, MD1; Benton E. Heyworth, MD1; Bryan T. Kelly, MD1
1 Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. E-mail address for M.K. Shindle: shindlem@hss.edu
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2008 Nov 01;90(Supplement 4):2-19. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.H.00686
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Over the last decade, the diagnosis and arthroscopic management of labral tears of the hip in the young athletic population has evolved substantially due to improvements in clinical examination, diagnostic tools, surgical techniques, and flexible instrumentation in hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopic management of labral injuries in the hip has become an accepted therapeutic modality in appropriately selected patients. The treatment of labral tears and their associated disorders is crucial for hip preservation in young and active patients because several studies have demonstrated an association between labral tears and the early onset of osteoarthritis1-3.
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