Hip arthroscopy after resurfacing arthroplasty: surgical technique, clinical examples and literature review.

Patrick Weinrauch.

1) Brisbane Hip Clinic, Queenland, Australia  2) St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, Queensland, Australia & 3) School of Medicine, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

Copyright © 2014 P. Weinrauch. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Received: 19 October 2014/ Accepted 20 October 2014 / Published online 27 October 2014.

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Video 1: Arthroscopic rim debridement after hip resurfacing arthroplasty; Video 2: Arthroscopic evaluation and biopsy of pseudotumour after hip resurfacing.


Surgical techniques for the conduct of hip arthroscopy in the evaluation and treatment of complications after hip resurfacing arthroplasty are described. Anterior capsular debridement and acetabular rim osteoplasty procedures may provide therapeutic benefit for both pain reduction and improved range of motion. Hip arthroscopy also enables de collection of diagnostic quality biopsy samples to assist in further management where required. At our institution, we have found arthroscopic intervention useful in the evaluation and management of selected patients after hip resurfacing arthroplasty.

KEYWORDS Hip arthroscopy, hip resurfacing, technique, review.