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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


Loose Bodies


Pieces of bone or cartilage that are loose within the joint.

Loose Body in Hip Joint, Scott D. Martin, MD


Signs and Symptoms



What causes loose bodies?



Surgical Treatment: Hip Arthroscopy


  • Loose bodies are removed from the joint
  • -using specialized instruments for the hip
Removal of a Loose Body in the Hip Joint, Scott D. Martin, MD