Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Focus: Hip, Knee & Lower Extremity
Offers a 23-point arthroscopic examination to increase accuracy and reproducibility within the evolving field of hip arthroscopy. Details the basic operating room setup for hip arthroscopy and describes the normal anatomy encountered from the anterior, anterolateral, and posterolateral portals of the central compartment as well as the common arthroscopic structures of the peripheral compartment. This exam has been used for numerous procedures and helps to differentiate normal structures from pathologic counterparts. This exam allows orthopaedic surgeons to correlate their arthroscopic findings with clinical presentations, enhancing their diagnostic abilities and potentially providing better clinical studies.