American Hip Institute

Arthroscopic reconstruction of the Ligamentum Teres: a case series in four patients with connective tissue disorders and generalized ligamentous laxity.

Abstract:This study presents the results of four Ligamentum Teres (LT) reconstruction procedures for hip instability with an average of 21.4 months follow-up (range 16.4-27.8). The indication for reconstruction was patients who complained of hip instability (hip giving way on gait or activities of daily living) on a background of a connective tissue disorder and generalized ligamentous laxity.

METHODS: A systematic review was conducted according to established PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses) guidelines using defined inclusion and exclusion criteria. The study groups were divided into labral debridement/segmental resection (group 1) and labral reconstruction (group 2). Multiple search engines were queried (PubMed, Medline) for this analysis.

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