Arthroscopic Shoelace Capsular Closure Technique in the Hip Using Ultratape

Soshi Uchida, Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Yasuo Ohnishi, Hajime Utsunomiya, Yohei Yukizawa, Jorge Chahla, Akinori Sakai

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Hip arthroscopy is promising tool for assessing and treating intra-articular pathologies including labral tears, cartilage injuries, and ligamentum teres tears of the hip. Interportal capsulotomy allows for better visualization and accessibility of the arthroscope and working instruments. The hip capsule has been defined as a crucial stabilizer of the hip joint. Thus, capsular closure is recognized as an important procedure to prevent postoperative instability after hip arthroscopic surgery. Despite the routine capsular closure during hip arthroscopy, there is a small subset of patients who complain of hip pain and dysfunction after surgery most likely because of disruption of hip closure site after routine complete capsular closure with strong suture for treating hip instability. This technical note describes the arthroscopic shoelace capsular suture technique using Ultratape for treating femoroacetabular impingement with capsular laxity and borderline hip dysplasia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e157-e161
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


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