Hip arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure. It is accomplished using a 4mm endoscope (telescope) attached to a high definition state of art camera system, using miniature instruments. Successful corrective surgery can be accomplished in the hip to cure or relieve pain and improve function.

Hip arthroscopy has now become the favored treatment for Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) instead of the "open surgical dislocation" when done by Dr. Sampson. He has extensive experience treating FAI since his development of the procedure in 2001 as well as inventing the "lateral approach to hip arthroscopy" in 1984 which revolutionized the procedure.

Media Coverage

Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review

May 2011 - 70 Outstanding Hip Surgeons and Specialists

The following hip specialists were selected for this list based on the awards they received from major orthopedic organizations, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service held at hospitals and practices. The surgeons are listed in alphabetical order by last name. All surgeons placed on the list have undergone substantial review from our editorial staff and orthopedic physician leaders.

Patient Testimonials

Tabatha U. - San Francisco, CA
"He is so personable and makes you feel very safe about putting your trust in his expertise.... If you have an inkling of hip pain - make an appt. with Dr. Sampson - I would not recommend going anywhere else as he is the BEST. I would have traveled across the country to have him do my surgery."

Ben K. - San Francisco, CA
"Perhaps the best compliment I can offer as to the effectiveness of Dr. Sampson and the procedure is that almost 11 months to the day after my surgery I ran the NYC Marathon pain free."

Carter F. - Austin, TX
"Quite simply put, Dr Sampson, in my opinion, is the best in the world at what he does. If you have FAI and labral tears in your hips, go to him, period."

Scott L. Tiburon, CA
"Words can not or will not say enough on how thankful I am that [Dr. Sampson] did my surgery! For 3 years my life stopped, I was in pain and had no bounce to my step. Now, I feel like a new person, not in pain anymore and my friends and family say I have a smile on my face again!"

Video about Hip Arthroscopy