2013 - Domb et al. Arthroscopic Capsulotomy, Capsular Repair, and Capsular Plication of the Hip: Relation to Atraumatic Instability

Purpose: The purpose of this systematic review was to criticlly evaluate the available literature exploring the role of the hip joint capxule in the normal state (stable) and pathologic states (instability or stiffness). Furthermore, we examined the various ways that arthoscopic hip surgeons address the capsule intraperatively: (1) capsulotomy or capsulectomy without closure, (2) capsulotomy with closure, and (3) capsular plication.

Methods: Two independent reviewers, (B.D.G. and B.G.D) performed a systematic review of the literature using PubMed and the reference lists of related articles by means of defined search terms