Arthroscopic Management of Chondral Lesions of the Hip Associated With Femoroacetabular Impingement


Chondral lesions of the hip may result from direct trauma or from underlying intra-articular hip disorders. Such lesions rarely occur in isolation and are found in conjunction with other hip pathology, such as labral tears, loose bodies, hip dysplasia, or femoroacetabular impingement. Advances in arthroscopic techniques and a better understanding of articular cartilage biomechanics and physiology have lead to less invasive methods of treating chondral lesions, thereby improving pain and disability while avoiding the morbidity associated with open surgery. This article provides information on current methods of diagnosing and treating chondral lesions of the hip caused by femorocetabular impingement, with a focus on arthroscopic procedures and techniques.

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