American Hip Institute

Do iatrogenic punctures of the labrum affect the clinical results of hip arthroscopy?

Abstract: To document the effect of iatrogenic labral punctures (ILPs) on the clinical results of hip arthroscopy..

METHODS: From a database of 250 consecutive patients who had their hip arthroscopy performed by the senior author, 50 patients with ILPs were identified. Results of hip arthroscopy in these patients were compared with those of a matched group of 50 patients who did not have labral puncture (NLP). All hips were assessed with Byrd's 100-point modified Harris hip scoring system before arthroscopy and at 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after surgery.

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