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Perineal Pressure During Hip Arthroscopy Is Reduced by Use of Trendelenburg: A Prospective Study With Randomized Order of Positioning

Abstract

Background: The use of traction during hip arthroscopy is commonly used to provide safe joint access and to improve visualization. However, traction during hip arthroscopy has been associated with complications ranging from transient neuropraxias to devastating soft-tissue necrosis. Trendelenburg positioning may be helpful, but the degree to which this is true is not well understood.

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