Improved arthroscopic visualization of peripheral compartment.
Arthrosc Tech. 2012 Sep;1(1):e57-62
Authors: Suslak AG, Mather RC, Kelly BT, Nho SJ
Femoroacetabular impingement is a recognized cause of hip pain and motion restrictions. Advancements in hip arthroscopy have allowed surgeons the ability to treat this condition more effectively. However, the learning curve is steep for osteochondroplasty of the femoral head-neck junction in the peripheral compartment. Therefore we present a reproducible technique that allows improved visualization of the peripheral compartment and treatment of the cam lesion with hip arthroscopy. Our technique uses the anterior portal as a viewing portal, a distal anterolateral accessory portal as a working portal, and the anterolateral portal for soft-tissue retraction.
PMID: 23766977 [PubMed – in process]