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Diagnostic Hip Arthroscopy

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Hip arthroscopy has developed into an effective tool for the diagnosis and management of non-arthritic hip pathology. In the preceding decade, improvements in imaging, arthroscopic techniques, and instrumentation have allowed for further advancements in hip preservation. Additionally, the correlation of arthroscopic findings with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has led to concurrent evolution of both techniques. Hip arthroscopy provides a minimally invasive means of addressing intra-articular hip pathology without the risks associated with open arthrotomy or surgical hip dislocation. While a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the central and peripheral compartments of the hip, and thorough preoperative imaging evaluation is requisite, diagnostic hip arthroscopy can also allow surgeons to directly visualize and manage pathology that is not readily apparent even with advanced imaging modalities. This chapter aims to introduce the arthroscopic anatomy of the central and peripheral compartments of the hip with their respective correlated MRI findings, as well as anatomical variants that may mimic pathology.

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du Plessis, W., Moran, T.E., Gwathmey, F.W. (2022). Diagnostic Hip Arthroscopy. In: Werner, B.C. (eds) MRI-Arthroscopy Correlations. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94789-7_28

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