PREPRINT

  • 1. Dilate Main Viewing Portal
  • 2. Examine Labrum, Femoral Head, Transverse Ligament
  • 3. Probe Labrum
  • 4. Debride Labrum
  • 5. Explore Medial Structures
  • 6. Explore Peripheral Compartment
  • 7. Continue Labral Debridement
  • 8. Check Capsular Reflection, Survey Joint, Close
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Diagnostic Hip Arthroscopy

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

Procedure Outline

  1. High Flow Rate
  2. Puncture-Capsule Orifice
  3. Pulvinar, Condyloid Notch, and Ligamentum Teres
  1. Discoloration of Labrum
  2. Articular Cartilage Bubbling
  3. Labral Fraying
  1. Assessment of Labral Damage
  2. Shave Labral Fray
  1. Medial Gutter, Medial Synovial Fold, and Zona Orbicularis
  2. Range of Motion
  3. Labral Seal
  1. Opening Capsule via Increased Flow Rate
  1. Lateral Synovial Fold and Vasculature