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Hip arthroscopy: state of the art.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20605889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The unique anatomy of the hip is challenging, and has slowed the progress of hip arthroscopy. The aim of this review is to provide an updated synthesis of existing clinical evidence on hip arthroscopy.
SOURCES OF DATA: A systematic computerized literature search was conducted by two independent reviewers using an iterative manipulation process of the keywords used singularly or in combination. The following databases were accessed on 30th November, 2009: PubMed (; Ovid (; and Cochrane Reviews ( Case reports, literature reviews, letters to editors and articles not including outcome measures were excluded. Twenty-three publications met the inclusion criteria and were included.
AREAS OF AGREEMENT: Hip arthroscopy can provide an alternative to traditional arthrotomy with great therapeutic potential. However, the available data do not allow definitive conclusion on its routine use.
AREAS OF CONTROVERSY: It is still unclear whether arthroscopy is superior to open surgery in the management of femoroacetabular impingement and labral lesions.
GROWING POINTS: Rather than providing strong evidence for or against the use of hip arthroscopy, this study generates potential areas for additional prospective investigations to evaluate the role of hip arthroscopy in clinical practice.
AREAS TIMELY FOR DEVELOPING RESEARCH: There is a need to perform appropriately planned and powered studies to clarify the role of arthroscopy in hip pathology.
Umile Giuseppe Longo; Edoardo Franceschetti; Nicola Maffulli; Vincenzo Denaro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-07-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical bulletin     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1471-8391     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Med. Bull.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  2011-01-21     Revised Date:  2012-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376542     Medline TA:  Br Med Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio-Medico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo 200, Trigoria, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Acetabulum / injuries
Chondromatosis, Synovial / surgery
Hip Injuries / surgery
Hip Joint / surgery*
Joint Diseases / surgery*

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