Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition resulting from bone overgrowth on the femoral head known as cam spurs and/or on the acetabulum known as pincer spurs. These bone spurs create abnormal contact in the hip joint and can result in damage to the articular cartilage and tearing of the labrum. Surgical treatment options for FAI consist of open, mini-open, and arthroscopic. An arthroscopic approach has proven favorable outcomes and safety compared to open and mini-open methods.1,2  

When performing an arthroscopic repair for FAI, osteoplasty and rim trimming are done by shaving back the cam and/or pincer bone spurs to re-create normal bone shapes of the femoral head and acetabulum. CONMED’s Signature Series™ Pre-Bent Burs allow surgeons to access hard to reach areas within the joint space to successfully shave down the bone spurs. Accessing these areas with the pre-bent burs may also eliminate the need for a posterolateral portal.  



Signature Series™ Blades and Burs

  • Designed exclusively for the hip
  • Increased precision for resection
  • Improved access into the joint

Ergo™ Shaver Handpiece 

  • Features: Bi-Directional Blade Insertion
  • Torque: 35 in-ounces
  • Max Speed: 12,000 RPM
  • Weight: 19.3 oz. evenly distributed

Edge™ Bipolar Arthroscopic RF System 

  • 50 Degree and 90 Degree extended length probes for the hip joint
  • Durable probes with one-piece electrode
  • Better visibility with increased suction

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    Matsuda D.K., Carlisle J.C., Arthurs S.C., Wierks C.H., Philippon M.J. Comparative systematic review of the open dislocation, mini-open, and arthroscopic surgeries for femoroacetabular impingement. Arthroscopy. 2011;27:252–269. [PubMed]

    Botser I.B., Smith T.W., Jr., Nasser R., Domb B.G. Open surgical dislocation versus arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement: A comparison of clinical outcomes. Arthroscopy. 2011;27:270–278. [PubMed]

    Este material proporciona información sobre cómo usar los dispositivos e instrumentos médicos de CONMED en procedimientos quirúrgicos.  Aunque ha sido revisado por médicos, no constituye consejo médico y cada cirujano debe usar su propio criterio profesional antes de usarlo para tratar a un paciente en particular.  Los cirujanos deben estar entrenados en el uso de dichos dispositivos antes de la cirugía y siempre deben consultar el prospecto del producto, incluidas las Instrucciones de uso, antes de utilizar cualquier dispositivo médico.

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