We present a case of an unusual and serious complication of hip arthroscopy due to the severance of the inferior gluteal artery. The lesion induced a severe anaemic condition and the formation of a large pseudoaneurysm which compressed the sciatic nerve and left permanent neurological 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 in order to avoid such a complication.

A catastrophic complication of hip arthroscopy / M. Bruno, V. Longhino, V. Sansone. - In: ARTHROSCOPY. - ISSN 0749-8063. - 27:8(2011 Aug), pp. 1150-1152.

A catastrophic complication of hip arthroscopy

V. Sansone
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2011-08

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We present a case of an unusual and serious complication of hip arthroscopy due to the severance of the inferior gluteal artery. The lesion induced a severe anaemic condition and the formation of a large pseudoaneurysm which compressed the sciatic nerve and left permanent neurological 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 in order to avoid such a complication.
arthroscopy ; hip arthroscopy ; pseudoaneurysm ; complication
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