Before these appropriate use criteria are consulted, it is assumed that:
- Arthroplasty as a treatment option means total hip arthroplasty, occasionally resurfacing, rarely hemiarthroplasty or hip resection arthroplasty (girdlestone procedure).
- Hip preservation as a treatment means periacetabular or femoral osteotomy for hip dysplasia or deformity and arthroscopic or open surgery for femoroacetabular impingement and/or labral tears.
- Modifiable risk factors may include, but are not limited to: patient obesity, mental health disorders, tobacco use, or uncontrolled diabetes.
- Surgical treatment should only be considered following dissatisfaction with appropriate nonoperative treatments.