Surgical Technique: Arthroscopic Management of the Acetabulum

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Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) can occur due to acetabular or pelvic morphologies that predispose to a mechanical mismatch during functional hip range of motion. This can take the form of pincer-type FAI due to socket orientation or excessive depth or can arise from either bony or soft tissue impingement that may result from extra-articular structures such as anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS) pathomorphology. Surgical management of these conditions can be successful if a thorough and careful preoperative evaluation is performed and the patient is properly indicated for these procedures. This chapter will discuss the surgical technique for addressing these various pathoanatomies.


Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine Soft Tissue Impingement Continuous Passive Motion Machine Cannulated Screw Fixation Labral Refixation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration CenterUniversity Hospitals Case Medical CenterClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute, Twin Cities OrthopedicsEdinaUSA

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