Arthroscopic Technique for Iliopsoas Fractional Lengthening for Symptomatic Internal Snapping of the Hip, Iliopsoas Impingement Lesion, or Both


Pathology of the iliopsoas may cause painful internal snapping of the hip or labral damage from soft impingement. Favorable outcomes have been reported after arthroscopic release or fractional lengthening of the iliopsoas. In patients with risk factors for instability, restoration of other soft-tissue constraints such as the labrum and capsule should be performed if iliopsoas fractional lengthening is undertaken. The purpose of this article is to detail the step-by-step surgical technique of arthroscopic iliopsoas fractional lengthening, in addition to the indications, pearls, and pitfalls of the technique.

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