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Primary hip arthroscopy showed favorable outcomes for torn acetabular labrum

Primary arthroscopy of the torn acetabular labrum had favorable outcomes and evidence of good healing, according to study results.

Researchers assessed patients undergoing hip arthroscopy with the modified Harris Hip Score; 37 patients underwent primary repair of a torn acetabular labrum and had reached 2 years’ follow-up over a 4-year period. The researchers also evaluated the ratio of labral refixations after pincer femoroacetabular impingement correction to primary repairs for perspective on the frequency of this procedure.

Modified Harris Hip Score showed a mean improvement of 18.9 points, with 92% of hips showing improvement, including good and excellent results. Articular damage was seen in 21 hips, ligamentum teres in 14 hips, cam femoroacetabular impingement in 11 hips, borderline dysplasia in three hips, dysplasia in two hips and iliopsoas in two hips.

At a mean 10 months postoperatively, four patients underwent repeat arthroscopy, and the labral repair site was fully healed in each of these cases. Overall, the researchers did not observe any complications.

Disclosures: Byrd received support from Smith & Nephew, A3 Surgical and Springer Medical Publishing. Jones also received support from Smith & Nephew.

Primary arthroscopy of the torn acetabular labrum had favorable outcomes and evidence of good healing, according to study results.

Researchers assessed patients undergoing hip arthroscopy with the modified Harris Hip Score; 37 patients underwent primary repair of a torn acetabular labrum and had reached 2 years’ follow-up over a 4-year period. The researchers also evaluated the ratio of labral refixations after pincer femoroacetabular impingement correction to primary repairs for perspective on the frequency of this procedure.

Modified Harris Hip Score showed a mean improvement of 18.9 points, with 92% of hips showing improvement, including good and excellent results. Articular damage was seen in 21 hips, ligamentum teres in 14 hips, cam femoroacetabular impingement in 11 hips, borderline dysplasia in three hips, dysplasia in two hips and iliopsoas in two hips.

At a mean 10 months postoperatively, four patients underwent repeat arthroscopy, and the labral repair site was fully healed in each of these cases. Overall, the researchers did not observe any complications.

Disclosures: Byrd received support from Smith & Nephew, A3 Surgical and Springer Medical Publishing. Jones also received support from Smith & Nephew.