During hip arthroscopy, a small window is created in the capsule (interportal capsulotomy) to permit access to the various structures inside the hip joint including the labrum, cartilage, and bony elements. At the conclusion of the procedure, the capsular window is either repaired or left unprepared in accordance with the surgeon’s preference. This video reports the results of a randomized controlled trial to investigate the MRI appearance of the hip capsule following repair and non-repair in patients undergoing hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). Dr. Garabekyan collaborated with colleagues from around the world to co-author this important landmark study in hip preservation surgery.
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