Hip arthroscopy by the lateral approach.

  title={Hip arthroscopy by the lateral approach.},
  author={James M. Glick},
  journal={Instructional course lectures},
Performing hip arthroscopy with the patient in the lateral decubitus position is advantageous in aiding in visualization of the hip joint, in maneuvering instruments in obese patients, and in facilitating entry to the hip joint in patients with spurs on the anterolateral aspect of the acetabulum. The patient is placed in the lateral decubitus position with the hip on which the surgery is being performed on the top. The leg is placed in traction and a well-padded perineal post is applied for… CONTINUE READING


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