Arthroscopy for hip dislocation and fracture-dislocation
Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
Medical Subject Headings
Adolescent; Adult; Arthroscopy; Diagnosis, Differential; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Hip Dislocation; Hip Fractures; Humans; Joint Loose Bodies; Male; Retrospective Studies; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Orthopedics | Rehabilitation and Therapy
We reviewed consecutive patients undergoing hip arthroscopy for loose bodies after sustaining hip dislocations and fracture-dislocations not requiring open fracture management. Eleven patients were identified, all with intra-articular loose bodies diagnosed by computed tomography. After 3 weeks, all patients underwent hip arthroscopy in which loose bodies were removed and labral pathology debrided. No patient developed any of the complications (avascular necrosis, heterotopic ossification, nerve injury) associated with hip arthrotomy. Arthroscopic treatment of intraarticular loose bodies after hip dislocations and fracture-dislocations allows excellent joint visualization for loose body removal and labral tear diagnosis and treatment.
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Citation: Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2006 Dec;35(12):584-7.
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