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Making a Case for Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine/Subspine Hip Impingement: Three Representative Case Reports and Proposed Concept

Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute at Twin Cities Orthopedics, Edina, 55435, USA.
Arthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery (Impact Factor: 3.19). 12/2011; 27(12):1732-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2011.10.004
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ABSTRACT Femoroacetabular impingement is typically described as occurring due to a conflict between the femoral head-neck junction and acetabular rim. A prior case report described an open decompression of the anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS) due to impingement against the proximal femur. AIIS impingement may be developmental or the result of a prior AIIS avulsion or pelvic osteotomy. We describe 3 representative cases with minimum 1-year follow-up treated with an arthroscopic AIIS decompression.

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