The ligamentum teres of the adult hip.

@article{Bardakos2009TheLT,
  title={The ligamentum teres of the adult hip.},
  author={Nikolaos V. Bardakos and Richard Villar},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          8-15
        }
}
Advances in hip arthroscopy have renewed interest in the ligamentum teres. Considered by many to be a developmental vestige, it is now recognised as a significant potential source of pain and mechanical symptoms arising from the hip joint. Despite improvements in imaging, arthroscopy remains the optimum method of diagnosing lesions of the ligamentum teres. Several biological or mechanical roles have been proposed for the ligament. Unless these are disproved, the use of surgical procedures that… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Surgical Treatment of Specific Hip Conditions: Ligamentum Teres Injuries

Injury to the ligamentum teres has been recognised as a source of persistent hip pain and it is known as a result of major trauma or dislocation of the hip joint. Recently, as hip arthroscopy has

The role of the ligamentum teres in the adult hip: redundant or relevant? A review

TLDR
The LT acts a secondary stabilizer to supplement the work of the capsular ligaments and works in a sling-like manner to prevent subluxation of the hip at the extremes of motion.

The ligamentum teres—its increasing importance

TLDR
The function, mechanism of injury, clinical assessment, imaging, arthroscopic assessment, treatment, outcomes, reconstruction, and unusual conditions of the ligamentum teres are reviewed.

Arthroscopic hip preservation surgery: current concepts and perspective.

TLDR
With a careful diagnostic evaluation and technical execution of well-indicated procedures, arthroscopic surgery of the hip can achieve successful clinical outcomes, with predictable improvements in function and pre-injury levels of physical activity for many patients.

Emerging topics on the hip: ligamentum teres and hip microinstability.

Arthroscopic reconstruction of the ligamentum teres: technique and early outcomes.

TLDR
An arthroscopic reconstruction of the ligamentum teres using iliotibial band autograft was performed in an attempt to restore this static stabiliser in a series of patients with femoroacetabular subluxation, and early clinical results have been promising.

The Role of Hip Arthroscopy in Posttraumatic Hip Dislocation

TLDR
The most common intra-articular lesions seen during an arthroscopic examination after hip dislocation are osteochondral lesions, loose bodies, and labrum and ligamentum teres tears.

Anatomy, biomechanics, imaging, and management of ligamentum teres injuries.

TLDR
Magnetic resonance arthrography and computed tomographic arthrogramy are the preferred modalities for precise preoperative diagnosis of ligamentum teres injuries and may be used to rule out other associated intraarticular injuries.

The History of Hip Arthroscopy

TLDR
Hip arthroscopy is a unique specialty, which has its roots in the early part of the nineteenth century, and it is now a well-recognized and accepted procedure.
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 79 REFERENCES

The ligamentum teres of the hip: an arthroscopic classification of its pathology.

  • A. J. GrayR. Villar
  • Medicine
    Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association
  • 1997

The role of hip arthroscopy in the athletic hip.

Arthrography of early Perthes' disease. Swelling of the ligamentum teres as a cause of subluxation.

TLDR
Hip arthrography was performed in 19 patients in the initial stage of Perthes' disease and it was found that subluxation was independent of the femoral head deformity, and ligament swelling may be an important cause of earlySubluxation.

Traumatic rupture of the ligamentum teres as a source of hip pain.

  • J. W. ByrdK. Jones
  • Medicine
    Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association
  • 2004

Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative rupture of the ligamentum teres femoris.

  • Yasuhiro YamamotoI. Usui
  • Medicine
    Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association
  • 2006

Arthroscopic treatment for traumatic hip dislocation with avulsion fracture of the ligamentum teres.

  • N. KashiwagiS. SuzukiY. Seto
  • Medicine
    Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association
  • 2001
TLDR
A previously unreported technique of arthroscopic treatment that was used successfully for traumatic hip dislocation in a 10-year-old girl with impingement of the avulsed ligamentum teres is presented.

Arthroscopic treatment of an avulsion fracture of the ligamentum teres of the hip in an 18-year-old horse rider.

Arthroscopic anatomy of the hip: an in vivo study.

  • G. KeeneR. Villar
  • Medicine
    Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association
  • 1994
...