I have hip dysplasia. Can hip arthroscopy help me?

Hip dysplasia or congenital dysplasia of the hip is a malformation of the hip socket that occurs in the womb. In hip dysplasia, the hip socket is too shallow, resulting in eventual breakdown of the hip joint. Labral tears sometimes occur in patients with hip dysplasia but do not seem to respond as well after hip arthroscopy. Currently, most patients with hip dysplasia are not candidates for hip arthroscopy but may be candidates for another procedure called peri-acetabular osteotomy.

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