On May 23 the Venezuelan Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SVCOT) organizes an international telematic Congress, with the assistance of specialists from both continents.
Dr Ribas and Cardenas present their achievements and their experience in the diagnosis and treatment of femoroacetabular shock (known in Central and South America as Femoroacetabular Impingement).
With more than 2,000 interventions carried out, the Hip Unit has emerged as one of the benchmarks in the treatment of this pathology, the first cause of pain in the athlete’s hip and the first mechanical cause of arthrosis in said joint.
In addition to exposing cases of femoroacetabular shock, clinical cases of other mechanical hip pathologies that need to be differentiated are presented. The most frequently confused with femoroacetabular shock is residual hip dysplasia. Both cause chondrolabral lesions to evolve freely, but the treatment of the cause is completely different: while femoroacetabular shock is treated with remodeling of the acetabular overlay and femoral hump, residual dysplasia is treated by redirecting the acetabulum to provide physiological coverage . This is obtained through periacetabular osteotomy, a technique of which this Unit is a reference center in Europe for its mini-invasive technique.