Arthroscopy after traumatic hip dislocation?

By Peter Pollack

Hip arthroscopy is a safe and effective subsequent procedure for patients who have sustained a traumatic hip dislocation, and loose fragments inside the joint are the clearest indication for such arthroscopy, according to data presented by Victor M. Ilizaliturri Jr., MD, at the annual meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

“Subsequent treatment is indicated for residual intra-articular fragments or for a noncongruent reduction,” explained Dr. Ilizaliturri. “Our study examined a consecutive series of patients with traumatic hip dislocation treated with closed reduction who underwent hip arthroscopy as a subsequent procedure.”

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