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Acetabular Labral Reconstruction: Review of Techniques and Outcomes

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Purpose of Review

To analyze advances in labral reconstruction, and to discuss the literature relating to efficacy, outcomes, and technical considerations of labral reconstruction.

Recent Findings

The available evidence suggests that labral reconstruction is a safe and effective procedure that can improve pain and function in patients with severe and/or complex labral tears. The superiority of labral reconstruction over labral repair is uncertain, and it remains unclear what graft type and technique should be used in labral reconstructions.

Summary

Labral reconstruction assists in restoring the function of the labrum of the hip. It consistently restores stability of the hip joint and demonstrates good clinical outcomes at follow-up. The optimal graft type, technique, and extent are still debated, and more research is needed. Ultimately, despite this uncertainty, labral reconstruction is proving to be a valuable tool for hip preservation specialists.

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JW Genuario is a paid consultant for Stryker Corp., and an editor for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. TG Maak is a paid consultant, speaker, and educator for Arthrex, Inc., and a member of the editorial board of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. SK Aoki is a paid consultant for Stryker Corp.

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Rosenthal, R.M., Featherall, J., Parkes, C.W. et al. Acetabular Labral Reconstruction: Review of Techniques and Outcomes. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 16, 470–479 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12178-023-09856-w

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