Surgical Technique: Arthroscopic Management of Global Pincer

Derrick M. Knapik, Michael J. Salata

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Pincer-type femoroacetabular impingement is a common source of hip pain and instability, consisting of focal or global acetabular overcoverage of the femoral head. In the treatment of global pincer deformity, arthroscopic management allows for minimally invasive surgical management, with the goal of restoring hip biomechanics while preserving the acetabular labrum and cartilaginous surfaces. This chapter provides a concise overview of the current literature regarding the treatment of global pincer deformity while describing our arthroscopic technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783030432409
ISBN (Print)9783030432393
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Global
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Overcoverage
  • Pincer


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