The field of hip arthroscopy is saturated with low-level studies. A systematic review of these low-level studies provides low-level evidence favoring tissue-friendly restorative techniques such as labral repair and capsular repair over nonrestorative techniques such as labral debridement and capsulotomy. Iatrogenic complications such as nerve injuries and heterotopic ossification remain the most common complications of hip arthroscopy. This indicates that there is a further scope in improving the safety of hip arthroscopy. There is a need for innovative, well-designed benchtop and high-level clinical studies for rapid advancement in hip arthroscopy techniques.
Kalore, N. V. (2019, February 1). Editorial Commentary: Hip Arthroscopy—The Tissue-Friendly Evolution. Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. W.B. Saunders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arthro.2018.11.048