The Journal of Arthroplasty , Volume 33 , Issue 7 , S61 - S65

Acetabular Focal Chondral Lesions Are Not Associated With Worse Outcomes After Periacetabular Osteotomy: A Matched Group Analyses

Hellman, Michael D. et al.


The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes of patients who underwent combined hip arthroscopy and periacetabular osteotomy with acetabular focal chondral defects and compare these outcomes with a group of patients without focal chondral defects.


A retrospective review looking at patients who underwent hip arthroscopy and/or periacetabular osteotomy was performed. Minimum 2-year follow-up, Tönnis grade 0-1, and a Beck chondromalacia stages 4-5 were included. Twenty-eight hips met inclusion criteria. These patients were then matched 1:1 and compared.


The average acetabular chondral defect size was 144.3 mm2 ± standard deviation 116.2. Postoperative, modified Harris Hip Score, Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score, and University of California Los Angeles scores were similar between groups (P = .382, P = .755, P = .763, respectively). At the last follow-up, Tönnis grade was similar between groups (P = .552). No association between having a defect and increased risk of failure was noted (hazard ratio 1.35 [95% CI 0.43-4.24], P = .607).


We found that patients with focal chondral defects did similar to a comparison group of patients without chondral defects.

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