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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)