Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0533



Endoscopic Hip Surgery in the Treatment of External Snapping Hip for A 22 Years Old Women

Roger Erivan, Hubert Petit, Guillaume Villatte, Victor Verbat, Stephane Descamps and Stephane Boisgard

The snapping hip is a painful and disabling condition, related to a conflict between the greater trochanter and the soft tissue surrounding it. It is characterized by an audible click and sometimes visible on the thigh lateral region during the movements. The classical treatment is with opened surgery, but only few cases are reported. We present the case of a young 22 years old Caucasian female with external snapping hip and associated with tendinitis of the medium and maximus gluteus. The diagnosis was done clinically and radiologically with a nuclear magnetic resonance. The treatment was performed by a hip endoscopy after failure of medical treatment and physiotherapy. The bursectomy and the adhesions’s release gave very good results for our patient. Peritrochanteric endoscopy seems to have a place in the treatment of external snapping hip, allowing good visualization of lesions and optimal therapeutic management by first mini invasive routes. It might be a way for a better recover.