Hip Arthroscopy

Course Overview

Recent advances in the knowledge of and treatment of femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) have led to the development of minimally invasive techniques to restore the biomechanics of the hip and delay or obviate the need for a total hip replacement. This course will explore the techniques of FAI repair through arthroscopic treatment.

Course Purpose

This Stryker product training program focuses on intensive surgical skills training using the technique principles, clinical usage and anatomic considerations of an arthroscopy hip repair. Surgical skills sessions will offer hands-on training for participants in cadaveric specimens guided by experienced surgeon faculty. The program will focus on the safe and effective use of products such as the Stryker’s New Hip Arthroscopy Access System and Instrumentation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the surgeon should be able to:

1. Understand the indications for FAI and the patient assessment methods to more accurately diagnose the pathology.

2. Be able to radiographically identify factors that present with FAI: cam and pincer impingement as well as acetabular retroversion.

3. Achieve proper visualization of and treatment of femoro-acetabular impingement arthroscopically according to the surgical technique.

4. Understand and identify when a labral repair is needed as well as perform these advanced surgical techniques with flexible instrumentation to achieve this repair.