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  • 1. Anatomic Landmarks
  • 2. Anterolateral Portal
  • 3. Anterior Portal
  • 4. Check Position of Anterior Portal with Scope
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Portal Placement for Hip Arthroscopy


Steven D. Sartore1; Scott D. Martin, MD2
1 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
2 Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center

Procedure Outline

  1. Sagittal Plane
  2. Anterior Superior Iliac Spine
  3. Greater Trochanter
  1. Parallel Approach
  2. Femoral Head Drop
  3. Orientation with 70º Scope
  1. Advancement of Cannula Above Femoral Head
  2. Cutaneous Incision Avoiding Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
  3. Capsule Release with Arthroscopic Knife
  1. Labrum Examination