History and Evaluation: A 29 year old female presented with recurrent left hip pain one year after hip arthroscopy performed at another facility. The patient had sharp groin and lateral hip pain. She had intermittent sensations of locking and catching in the joint. Imaging studies showed mild acetabular dysplasia (shallow sockets) and an acetabular labral tear.
Treatment: The patient was treated with a periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) and hip arthroscopy to repair the labral damage.
Outcomes: Three years after surgery, the patient is pain free and extremely satisfied with her surgical result.