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Portal Placement for Hip Arthroscopy

Scott D. Martin, MD
Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center

Anatomic Landmarks

  1. Sagittal Plane
  2. Anterior Superior Iliac Spine
  3. Greater Trochanter

Anterolateral Portal

  1. Parallel Approach
  2. Femoral Head Drop
  3. Orientation with 70º Scope

Anterior Portal

  1. Advancement of Cannula above Femoral Head
  2. Cutaneous Incision Avoiding Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
  3. Capsule Release with Arthroscopic Knife

Check Position of Anterior Portal with Scope

  1. Labrum Examination