Short-term Outcomes of Concomitant Femoral Derotation Osteotomy and Hip Arthroscopy


The goal of this study is to report the short-term outcomes of concomitant hip arthroscopy and femoral derotational osteotomy (FRO) to treat femoral malrotation and intra-articular pathology. Data were retrospectively reviewed for patients undergoing concomitant hip arthroscopy and FRO between March 2013 and January 2017. Patients were included if they had a minimum of 1 year of follow-up for modified Harris Hip Score (mHHS), Nonarthritic Hip Score (NAHS), Hip Outcome Score-Sports Specific Subscale (HOS-SSS), International Hip Outcome Tool (iHOT-12) score, 12-item Short Form Health Survey Physical component and Mental component (SF-12 P and SF-12 M, respectively) scores, Veterans RAND 12-item Health Survey Physical and Mental (VR-12 P and VR-12 M, respectively) scores, visual analog scale (VAS) score for pain, and patient satisfaction ratings. Rates for meeting the patient acceptable symptomatic state (PASS) and minimal clinically important difference (MCID) were also recorded. Nine hips were included, and mean follow-up was 36.9 months. Mean preoperative femoral version was 33.0°. Patients underwent 1 or more concomitant procedures, such as labral treatment, capsular plication, acetabuloplasty, or femoroplasty. At latest follow-up, significant improvement was seen for mHHS, NAHS, HOS-SSS, and VAS score. Additionally, rates of meeting the PASS for mHHS, iHOT-12 score, and HOS-SSS were 100%, 88.9%, and 55.6%, respectively. Rates of achieving MCID for mHHS and HOS-SSS were 77.8% and 66.7%, respectively. One hip required revision derotational osteotomy to treat overcorrection, and 3 hips underwent secondary surgery for hardware removal. Concomitant hip arthroscopy and FRO may yield improved outcomes for patients with concurrent intra-articular pathology and excessive femoral anteversion. Considering that no major complications were diagnosed, this procedure is also relatively safe. [Orthopedics. 2021;44(6):e739-e746.].

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