Why Does Hip Arthroscopy Fail? Indications and PEARLS for Revision Success

James R. Ross, John C. Clohisy, Asheesh Bedi, Ira Zaltz

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The surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement has been shown to have successful early and mid-term clinical outcomes. Despite these favorable clinical outcomes that have been published in the literature, there is a subgroup of patients that present with continued or recurrent symptoms after surgical treatment. Not only has there been an increase in the number of hip arthroscopy procedures, but also there has been a corresponding increase in the number of revision hip arthroscopy and hip preservation surgeries. Previous studies have reported residual deformity to be the most common reason for revision hip arthroscopy. However, chondral, labral, and capsular considerations also are important when addressing patients not only in the primary but also, the revision setting. In this review, we outline the evaluation and treatment of the patient that presents with continued hip and groin pain after undergoing a hip.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-51
Number of pages8
JournalSports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • failure
  • hip arthroscopy
  • labral tear
  • revision


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