Hip arthroscopy: indications, outcomes, and complications

Instr Course Lect. 2006;55:301-8.


Hip arthroscopy is technically demanding, with a steep learning curve, and requires special distraction tools and operating equipment. Access to the hip joint is difficult because of the resistance to distraction resulting from the large muscular envelope, the strength of the iliofemoral ligament, and the negative intra-articular pressure. This operation should not be done without specific education in its methods.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy*
  • Hip Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Hip Injuries / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Trauma Severity Indices
  • Treatment Outcome