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Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Anatomy | General Information | Post-Operative Care

Labral Tears | Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI): Cam & Pincer | Chondral Defects | Synovitis & Arthritis
Loose Bodies | Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome | Iliotibial Band Syndrome| Gluteus Medius Tears


External Snapping Hip Syndrome: The Iliotibial Band


The iliotibial band is a thick band of fibrous tissue on the outside of the thigh that extends from the hip to just below the knee. (illustration here)

Its function is to assist hip abductors stabilize the pelvis from lateral movement.


Signs and Symptoms


What causes external snapping hip syndrome?


Conservative Treatment


Surgical Treatment: Hip Arthroscopy
  • Release of the iliotibial band (video stream)
  • Debridement of the trochanteric bursa (arthroscopic picture)