Arthroscopic surgery for hip impingement: It works for me

By Dean K. Matsuda, MD

A surgeon’s perspective—from both sides of the scalpel

In 2003, a colleague asked if I would perform arthroscopic hip surgery on his collegiate athlete daughter. Aware of the inherent technical difficulties in hip arthroscopy, I recommended that he seek the advice of a specialist. Fortunately, my colleague found Thomas G. Sampson, MD, who diagnosed a condition that I had never previously known—femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)—and successfully performed arthroscopic surgery to resolve her painful symptoms.

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