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CAM Osteoplasty

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Evolution of CAM Osteoplasty

The mainstay of treatment of femoroaceatabular impingement is correction of any underlying bony abnormality. Currently, this is performed through hip arthroscopy. A combination of burrs and shavers are used to remove excess bone and restore, as best as possible, normal anatomy. Careful attention must be paid to the labrum as well. Successful hip arthroscopy is dependent on correction of underlying CAM and pincer deformities, in addition to repair or reconstruction of labral pathology. Traditionally, proper correction of underlying bony abnormality was determined through the use of intraoperative fluoroscopy. This method, however, is quite subjective, and incomplete resection of bony pathology has been found to be a major predictor of poor outcomes following hip arthroscopy.

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