All-Arthroscopic Iliotibial Band Autograft Harvesting and Labral Reconstruction Technique

Prashant P. Deshmane, Cynthia A. Kahlenberg, Ronak M. Patel, Brian Han, Michael A. Terry*

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The labrum is essential for stability, movement, and prevention of arthritis in the hip. In cases of labral damage where repair of a labral tear is not possible, reconstruction can be a useful alternative. Several different autografts have been used, including the iliotibial band (ITB), the ligamentum teres capitis, and the gracilis tendon. Authors have reported both open and arthroscopic techniques for reconstruction with good preliminary results. However, an all-arthroscopic labral reconstruction technique including the graft harvest and reconstruction portions of a labral reconstruction procedure using an ITB autograft has not been previously described. We describe a technique for an all-arthroscopic labral reconstruction performed using a novel method for arthroscopic harvest of the ITB. The decreased invasiveness of our described technique for labral reconstruction may potentially minimize scarring, bodily disfigurement, infection, and postoperative pain associated with the graft harvesting incision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e15-e19
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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