Date of Award

Spring 3-24-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Medical Science (MMSc)

First Advisor

Andrew Jimenez, MD


Arthroscopic femoroplasty is an increasingly popular method for correcting excess bone deformities of the femoral head. Although arthroscopic femoroplasty can decrease the risk of osteoarthritis and provide symptom relief, the over-resection of these boney lesions can lead to hip instability, increased risk of osteoarthritis, and the need for subsequent surgeries. The remplissage technique is an experimental method to fill the over-resected femoral head. In this study, we explore whether remplissage can improve hip instability and hip pain caused by previous over-resections. We hypothesize that patients receiving remplissage with labral repair will have improved hip functionality, decreased pain, and a lower rate of repeat surgery than those only receiving labral tear repair. This study may support a novel treatment for patients with over-resections and limit conversion to total hip replacement.