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A Systematic Approach to Arthroscopic Femoroplasty With Conservative Management of the Hip Capsule.


As hip arthroscopy has become increasingly used to treat femoroacetabular impingement, the importance of a complete femoroplasty to properly address cam impingement has been demonstrated. In doing so, different capsulotomy techniques have been described for gaining access to the hip joint as well as the peripheral compartment for cam resection. The periportal capsulotomy technique allows joint access while preserving the structural integrity of the iliofemoral ligament, obviating the need for capsular closure. We present a systematic approach and surgical technique for performing a complete arthroscopic femoroplasty while maintaining conservative hip capsule management through a periportal capsulotomy.

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