Surgical Technique: Arthroscopic Management of the Acetabulum
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.