Before these appropriate use criteria are consulted, it is assumed that:

  1. Arthroplasty as a treatment option means total hip arthroplasty, occasionally resurfacing, rarely hemiarthroplasty or hip resection arthroplasty (girdlestone procedure).
  2. 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.
  3. Modifiable risk factors may include, but are not limited to: patient obesity, mental health disorders, tobacco use, or uncontrolled diabetes.
  4. Surgical treatment should only be considered following dissatisfaction with appropriate nonoperative treatments.

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