A catastrophic complication of hip arthroscopy

Maurilio Bruno, Valentina Longhino, Valerio Sansone

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We present the case of an unusual and serious complication of hip arthroscopy due to the severance of the inferior gluteal artery. The lesion induced a severe anemic condition and the formation of a large pseudoaneurysm, which compressed the sciatic nerve and left permanent neurologic sequelae. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of its kind. We also describe how to establish a safe posterior hip joint arthroscopic portal to avoid such a complication.

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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