Introduction to Hip Arthroscopy: An Instructional Video for Residents


Although the robust muscular and capsular envelopes of the hip joint and its proximity to several neurovascular structures make arthroscopy of the hip a challenging procedure, the less invasive nature of arthroscopy than of open procedures, as well as growing indications for it and newer techniques and instrumentation, are increasing its routine use. This article and its accompanying video are meant to serve as a guide to the basic surgical anatomy and techniques used for hip arthroscopy, as well as the specific indications and complications associated with its use in the treatment of hip disorders.

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