Positioning for Hip Arthroscopic Surgery to Reduce Postoperative Numbness

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Oct 18, 2023
  • participants needed
    120
  • sponsor
    Northwestern University
Updated on 18 December 2021

Summary

Compared to the knee and shoulder, the hip joint leaves relatively little space to maneuver arthroscopic instruments and camera. To expand the potential space in the hip joint, traction is commonly applied to the operative leg through a perineal post. This is an effective technique to improve the working space for arthroscopy, however it has been associated with complications, including perineal numbness. Traction pads, used alone or with a perineal post, can reduce pressure on the perineal area, thus reducing numbness. The investigators hypothesize that positioning hip arthroscopy patients using a traction pad on a standard traction table with a perineal post will reduce the incidence and duration of postoperative perineal numbness.

Details
Condition Hip Osteoarthritis, Hip Injuries, Hip Sprain, Hip Strain
Treatment The Pink Pad Hip Kit
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05038709
SponsorNorthwestern University
Last Modified on18 December 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

All patients presenting to Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) or to a Northwestern orthopaedic surgery faculty member's clinic undergoing hip arthroscopy
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Exclusion Criteria

Revision surgery
Oncologic surgery
Use of regional anesthesia
Arthroscopic hip surgery that involves procedures other than labral repair, acetabuloplasty, CAM-plasty, IT band windowing, Iliopsoas lengthening
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