Posterior Femoral Cam Decompression Through an Arthroscopic Anterior Approach With Pre-Bent Hip Burrs
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractHip arthroscopy has been increasingly used to treat labral tears and cam and pincer lesions found in femoroacetabular impingement. Although the classic impingement with cam deformity at the proximal femoral anterolateral quadrant is most common, there has been evidence of cam impingement extension to the anteromedial and posterior quadrants of the proximal femur. Posterior cam decompression carries a theoretical risk of vascular insult and subsequent osteonecrosis, which have led investigators to approach these posterior lesions through an open surgical correction. Recent improvements have led to the development of pre-bent burs that allow for bonier resection flexibility. Here, we report on an arthroscopic posterior cam decompression using the traditional anterior portals and curved hip burs via a figure-of-four positioning technique.
pre bent hip burrs
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/14161