Advanced Techniques in Labral Repair


The labrum is the gasket or seal of the hip joint and provides force dissipation, socket deepening, and subsequent stability. Additionally, a functional labrum allows the hip to maintain negative pressure, which further adds to the stability of the hip joint. It is important, therefore, to preserve as much functional labrum as possible. This article discusses advanced techniques for arthroscopic acetabular labral repair and describes in detail a technique for reconstructing the acetabular labrum with an iliotibial band autograft in patients with a calcified or unrepairable labrum.

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