What equipment is needed to perform hip arthroscopy?

Updated: Apr 10, 2019
  • Author: Bart Eastwood, DO; Chief Editor: Dinesh Patel, MD, FACS  more...
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Traction tables are most commonly used for positioning and assist in gaining access to the hip joint. Tables specifically designed for hip arthroscopy are commercially available. The hip table and positioning should allow flexion, extension, abduction, and internal and external rotation. Instruments and implants suitably sized for the hip should be readily available to the surgeon. A 70º arthroscope is typically used for the procedure, and a 30º scope should be available.

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