American Hip Institute

Clinical Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in Radiographically Diagnosed Retroverted Acetabula.

Abstract:Symptomatic global retroversion of the acetabulum, as diagnosed on plain radiographs of the pelvis, has traditionally been treated with reverse periacetabular osteotomy, which improves posterior undercoverage and eliminates the anterior pincer lesion. There is a paucity of literature on hip arthroscopy in this group, secondary to theoretical concern of iatrogenic dysplasia, subsequent instability, and arthritis.

METHODS: Pre- and postoperative data were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed for patients who underwent hip arthroscopy at 1 institution between June 2008 and February 2012. Data were analyzed for patients who had adequate radiographs of the pelvis that demonstrated global acetabular retroversion and who were treated with arthroscopic surgery. Complications were tracked in this institution's database.

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