Distal fascia lata lengthening: An alternative surgical technique for recalcitrant trochanteric bursitis

Juan Pretell, Javier Ortega, Ramón García-Rayo, Carlos Resines

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Abstract

This article presents a simple technique for fascia lata lengthening that is less aggressive, can be performed under local anaesthetic with little morbidity and disability, and has excellent results. Eleven patients (13 hips) were enrolled in this study. Mean age was 54.6 years, there was one man and ten women. Outcomes were assessed by using a visual analog pain scale, Harris hip score and Lickert scale (satisfaction). There was a mean follow-up time of 43 months (range 15-84). All patients were scored by the Harris hip scale with a mean improvement from 61 (range 48-77) to 91 (range 76-95) after surgery. The mean visual analogue scale (VAS) score improved from 83 (range 60-99) to 13 (range 0-70). We had 12 of 13 patients reporting a good result. Mean surgical time was 15 min, and only one seroma was reported as a complication. No inpatient management was needed. In conclusion, distal "Z" lengthening of the fascia lata appears to be a good alternative for treatment of this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1223-1227
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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