Arthroscopy Labral Reconstruction
A reconstruction is performed when the remaining labrum is insufficient in order for a repair to be done. A reconstruction is done by using a fascia lata allograft. During surgery the deficient or insufficient labrum tissue is removed, the defect is measured, and suture anchors are then placed within the acetabular rim to fasten the allograft. The allograft is designed to mimic your normal anatomy. ￼Click here to read more about this procedure in a write up by Dr. Wolff.
Cam and/or Pincer Osteoplasty
This is the smoothing of any bone deformities that are a result of FAI, this can be done on both the femoral head/neck junction as well as along the acetabular rim.
This is surgical removal of the synovial membrane. In FAI, the synovium can become inflamed and subsequently produce excess synovial fluid. This excess synovial fluid can eat away healthy cartilage on the joint surface, thus leading to joint pain.
This is the process of smoothing irregular and loose edges of cartilage.
Small controlled fractures of the bone are created to stimulate new cartilage to grow.