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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


Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome: Iliopsoas Impingement


The iliopsoas muscle is a blend of the psoas major and iliacus. These muscles lie in front of the hip joint and are the most powerful hip flexors (acting to pull the knee upward). (illustration here)


Signs and Symptoms


What causes internal snapping hip syndrome?


Surgical Treatment: Hip Arthroscopy


  • Iliopsoas Tendon Recession to lengthen the tendon.
  • -release of the tendon through the central or peripheral compartment of the hip
Iliopsoas Tendon Recession, Scott D. Martin, MD