Arthroscopic removal of a .44 caliber bullet from the hip.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hip arthroscopy is far less invasive than standard open arthrotomy and offers unparalleled visualization of the acetabulum and femoral head. Diagnostic arthroscopy is becoming increasingly accepted as therapeutic options are still evolving. We report the case of the arthroscopic removal of a .44 caliber bullet from the femoral head of a 45-year-old man. The procedure afforded the opportunity to thoroughly irrigate the joint, debride the articular surface, and remove several loose bodies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cory, JW; Ruch, DS

Published Date

  • September 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 624 - 626

PubMed ID

  • 9754483

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-8063

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0749-8063(98)70061-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States