Arthroscopy of the hip. Anatomy and portals

Clin Sports Med. 2001 Oct;20(4):697-702. doi: 10.1016/s0278-5919(05)70279-9.


Establishing the three portals for hip arthroscopy in the correct sequence is crucial, as is use of the image intensifier for location and passage of needles. Patient position for hip arthroscopy can be either lateral decubitus or supine. Gentle techniques are essential to avoid scuffing of the articular surface. The 70 degrees scope is the "workhorse" in this procedure. Location of portals is essential to successful hip arthroscopy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy / methods*
  • Femur / anatomy & histology
  • Hip Joint / anatomy & histology*
  • Hip Joint / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Punctures / methods