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Arthroscopic iliopsoas tendon release has been described. It is a safe and effective way to treat coxa saltans interna and is reproducible. The results are better than the results of open surgery and have fewer complications.

FIGURE 12.8. An example of a trifurcated iliopsoas tendon.

Acknowledgment. I would like to thank James M. Glick, MD, for his contributions to this chapter.


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