The ARTHROGARDE™ Hip Access Cannula is designed to prevent inadvertent damage to soft tissue that can occur during arthroscopic hip repair surgery. Its rounded ends provide a smooth surface to protect soft tissue as it penetrates the hip and enters the joint socket. The cannula wall has been thickened to provide additional strength and prevent bending or wear and tear over time. The ARTHROGRADE product line includes reusable closed cannulas in three sizes (4.5-mm, 5.0-mm, 5.5-mm), as well as a slotted cannula with a spoon-like design at the tip to protect cartilage, which allows the surgeon to utilize larger, and/or curved instruments that do not fit down a standard closed cannula. The Slotted Hip Access Cannula has a redesigned grip that makes the cannula more stable and resistant to bending.