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Can a Surgeon’s Experience Affect Hip Arthroscopy Outcomes?

At American Hip Institute we work with many student and professional athletes. Every dedicated athlete understands the common saying “practice makes perfect”. The saying holds true in surgery as well.

Hip Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small, fiber-optic instrument called an arthroscope, which is inserted through a small incision in the hip. The arthroscope magnifies the image onto a monitor allowing your surgeon to look inside the hip joint for accurate diagnosis of hip damage or injury. Many times, necessary repairs can be made during this one procedure.

There are many benefits of hip arthroscopy. So much so that from 2007-2011, there was a 250% increase in the rate of procedure according to a British database with a similar shown increase in America.1

However, hip arthroscopy is a technically challenging procedure with a steep learning curve. Numerous reports have shown that there is a direct relationship between complication rates and the experience of the surgeon.2 Hip arthroscopy is demanding. The more experienced your surgeon is, the fewer complications and more positive surgical outcomes you can expect.

AHI’s surgeons have developed unique techniques in Hip Arthroscopy. Together, we have performed over 10,000 hip surgeries – including the largest number of successful hip arthroscopy procedures to be published in the medical literature.

Hip arthroscopy is one of most technically demanding procedures in orthopedic surgery. Our research and development of highly specialized procedures in hip arthroscopy over recent years has created new options for our patients with hip pain, injuries, and early arthritis of the hip.

Dr. Benjamin Domb, Founder and Medical Director at American Hip Institute, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy. Dr. Domb is rated amongst the Top Doctors in the USA by the NY Times, US News & World Report, and Castle Connelly.



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