Endoscopic iliotibial band release for external snapping hip syndrome.

  title={Endoscopic iliotibial band release for external snapping hip syndrome.},
  author={V{\'i}ctor M. Ilizaliturri and Felipe A Martinez-Escalante and Pedro A Chaidez and Javier Camacho-Galindo},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  volume={22 5},
PURPOSE The external snapping hip syndrome is caused by slippage of the iliotibial band over the greater trochanter. Most cases are treated conservatively but if this fails, open surgical treatment is commonly performed by Z-plasty or by creating a defect on the iliotibial band. We present a series of 11 hips that were surgically treated by an endoscopic technique. TYPE OF STUDY Prospective consecutive series of patients. METHODS Diagnosis of external snapping hip syndrome was clinical in… CONTINUE READING
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