Arthroscopic Excision of an Osteoid Osteoma of the Lesser Trochanter of the Femoral Neck

Byung Ho Yoon, Jung Gon Kim, Yong Chan Ha

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Osteoid osteoma frequently requires surgical treatment, especially among young, active patients. However, surgeons are reluctant to perform open surgery for an osteoid osteoma of the femoral neck area because the conventional surgical approach requires a large incision in muscular patients, and percutaneous resection with a trephine has the attendant risk of subsequent fracture. Recently, arthroscopic excision of an osteoid osteoma has been reported as a less invasive, safer procedure than traditional open curettage. Hip arthroscopy using the burr-down technique under C-arm guidance to locate and remove the lesion of the femur neck has also shown promise. The presented technique minimizes muscle damage around the femur and enables surgeons to confirm complete resection of the lesion through direct, detailed visualization. Furthermore, early return to previous activity can be achieved after excising the lesion located at the calcar femorale, which is an area with a heavy weight-bearing load. The objective of this Technical Note was to describe our preferred technique for the surgical excision of osteoid osteoma located at the base of the femoral neck through the use of arthroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1361-e1365
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2017


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