The Vancouver Hip Institute (VHI) is a clinic devoted to the management of NON-ARTHRITIC musculoskeletal hip pain.

Access to timely assessment and treatment of conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), acetabular labral tears, and tendinopathies and overuse injuries around the hip is limited in British Columbia.

The primary goal is to have patients appropriately investigated and referred for consideration of hip arthroscopy or other surgical intervention in an efficient manner and at the same time provide expert advice to direct non-operative care for those patients who may not require surgical management.

The secondary goal is to encourage judicious use of investigations, such as MR arthrograms, to be mindful of finite health care resources and reduce patient anxiety and confusion.

Finally, as experts in the field associated with the University of British Columbia, Department of Orthopaedics, this venture will allow for state of the art education and research in one of Canada’s most populous city.