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A medial portal for hip arthroscopy in children with septic arthritis : a safety study

  • Author(s): Lin, Christina
  • Edmonds, Eric W.
  • Farnsworth, Christine L.
  • Bomar, James D.
  • Upsani, Vidyadhar V.
  • et al.

Prompt open arthrotomy is historically utilized to treat pediatric septic arthritis of the hip, but arthroscopy has been described as a valid alternative to prevent long-term sequelae. Standard hip arthroscopy in adolescents and adults utilizes lateral-based portals, but successful irrigation in infants may necessitate a medial portal due to the smaller joint size. The purpose of this study was to determine the safety of a medial hip portal in children based on its anatomic relation to neurovascular structures.

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