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Arthroscopic repair of hip cartilage defects

The treatment of cartilage defects in the hip joint is difficult due to the complexity of the joint anatomy. When left untreated, joint calcification (osteoarthritis) develops rapidly and joint prosthesis surgery (arthroplasty) becomes necessary. A number of interventions called “joint-sparing surgeries” have been described in order to eliminate or at least delay the need for prosthesis. Among these interventions, open surgery is frequently preferred and cartilage transplantation is performed to the defect area by removing the hip joint (safe joint dislocation).

Hip arthroscopy, on the other hand, is an up-to-date intervention that allows the cartilage transplantation to be performed as a closed procedure, and stands out with its advantages such as short post-operative recovery time and low complication rates. We frequently apply in selected cases the surgical technique, which we had the opportunity to make an oral presentation at the EFORT Congress (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology Congress) held in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2016, and then  published together with Assoc. Prof. Onur Kocadal, Assoc. Prof. Budak Akman, and Prof. Dr. Uğur Şaylı. In this video, you can see the animation and the details of the surgical intervention we performed with operating surgeons Ömer Yonga & Barış Kadıoğlu, in a 47-year-old case.