Arthroscopic Anterior and Posterior Labral Repair After Traumatic Hip Dislocation: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Michael B. Cross, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery

Michael K. Shindle, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery
Bryan T. Kelly, MD

Bryan T. Kelly, MD

Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Abstract

With the improvements in flexible instrumentation, hip arthroscopy is being increasingly used to treat a variety of hip pathology, including labral tears. However, up to this point, there has not been a case report of an anterior and a posterior labral tear successfully repaired arthroscopically. We present a case report of a 27-year-old male firefighter who presented to our institution with an anterior and posterior labral tear, as well as a cam lesion and loose body, following a traumatic hip dislocation. The purpose of this case report is to illustrate that both anterior and posterior labral tears can be repaired using hip arthroscopy. Anterior and posterior labral tears can be caused by a traumatic hip dislocation, and both can be successfully repaired using arthroscopic techniques.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 6, Number 2.
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About the HSS Journal

HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.

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