Complications of arthroscopy of the hip

D. R. Griffin, R. N. Villar
1999 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery  
A lthough arthroscopy of the hip is being carried out increasingly, little is known about the rate of associated complications. We describe a prospective study of 640 consecutive procedures in which a consistent technique was used. The overall complication rate was 1.6%. Complications, none of which was major or long-term, included transient palsy of the sciatic and femoral nerves, perineal injury, bleeding from the portal wounds, trochanteric bursitis and intra-articular breakage of the
more » ... ent. We believe that it is possible to undertake this operation safely using the technique described. J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 1999;81-B:604-6.
doi:10.1302/0301-620x.81b4.0810604 fatcat:byc6gjneyzbpxciyvhdds636je