Hip arthroscopy for synovial chondromatosis: Tips and tricks

Ehud Rath, Eyal Amar, Ran Doron, Dean K. Matsuda

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Hip arthroscopy is an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool in the management of synovial chondromatosis. Removal of osteochondral fragments (OCFs) from the central and peripheral compartments is crucial for the relief of mechanical symptoms and subsequent joint destruction. Direct access to the central compartment is often limited because of the ball-and-socket morphology and limitation of traction. We present our surgical technique for removing OCFs and a new method for the removal of a large loose body using a nitinol stone retrieval basket. The technique facilitatesremoval of difficult-to-access fragments from the central compartment. Moreover, this technique allows removal of far-medial OCFs from the peripheral compartment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e709-e712
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2014


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