American Hip Institute

Hartigan DE, Perets I, Walsh JP, Close MR, Domb BG. Clinical Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in Radiographically Diagnosed Retroverted Acetabula. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016 Oct; 44(10):2531-2536. Epub 2016 Jul 20.


Background: 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.

Purpose: To evaluate the outcomes of hip arthroscopy for patients with a radiographic diagnosis of acetabular retroversion, using patient-reported outcomes, visual analog scale (VAS), patient satisfaction, and pre- and postoperative Tönnis grades.

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