Arthroscopic Peripheral Compartment Iliopsoas Release for Iliopsoas Impingement After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty


Anterior iliopsoas (IP) impingement after total hip arthroplasty is an underrecognized and continued cause for postoperative pain. There are multiple etiologies for this impingement from cup positioning and sizing to changes in the leg length, and offset must be evaluated to confirm no need for implant revision. Additionally, tension of the IP tendon can be increased in patients with diminished spinal mobility, either from prior fusion or with increasing age. Managing this surgically after failing conservative treatment options is best done arthroscopically to prevent additional large, open procedures that place the arthroplasty at unnecessary risk of infection and potential instability. In this article, we describe an arthroscopic technique using fluoroscopy to guide the release of the iliopsoas tendon from the peripheral compartment.

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