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Regarding “Arthroscopic Fixation of Os Acetabuli and Labral Repair: Suture-on-Screw Technique”

      We have read with great interest and "surprise" the recent article published in Arthroscopy Techniques: “Arthroscopic Fixation of Os Acetabuli and Labral Repair: Suture-on-Screw Technique”.
      • DeFroda S.F.
      • Wichman D.
      • Browning R.
      • Alter T.D.
      • Nho S.J.
      Arthroscopic fixation of os acetabuli and labral repair: Suture-on-screw technique.
      DeFroda et al. propose a “suture-on-screw” arthroscopic technique to simultaneously address both the labral tear and os acetabuli, thereby reducing the number of suture anchors required for labral fixation, leading to an efficient and cost-effective approach for the treatment of these patients.
      However, we have described the same idea/technique and published an article in Arthroscopy Techniques (same journal), with almost the same title in 2017.
      • Perez Carro L.
      • Sa Rodrigues A.
      • Ortiz Castillo A.
      • Patnaik S.
      • Sumillera M.G.
      • Alfonso Fernandez A.
      • Garcia Clemente A.
      Suture-on-screw technique for os acetabuli fixation and labral repair.
      “Suture-on-Screw Technique for Os Acetabuli Fixation and Labral Repair” In our article, we describe an arthroscopic technical modification improving hip labral lesion treatment, while addressing the rim fracture. The addition of a suture to the screw addresses both lesions because it simultaneously has the function of a screw and an anchor. A suture-on-screw technique for os acetabuli fixation helps surgeons to gain versatility and is more cost-effective for the patients and health services.
      So, we think that the authors (unintentional plagiarism), as well as the reviewers and editors, overlooked our article, with no reference to it.
      We would appreciate very much any thoughts and suggestions.

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        • DeFroda S.F.
        • Wichman D.
        • Browning R.
        • Alter T.D.
        • Nho S.J.
        Arthroscopic fixation of os acetabuli and labral repair: Suture-on-screw technique.
        Arthrosc Tech. 2021; 6: e1491-e1496
        • Perez Carro L.
        • Sa Rodrigues A.
        • Ortiz Castillo A.
        • Patnaik S.
        • Sumillera M.G.
        • Alfonso Fernandez A.
        • Garcia Clemente A.
        Suture-on-screw technique for os acetabuli fixation and labral repair.
        Arthrosc Tech. 2017; 6: e107-e112

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      • Author Reply to ”Regarding ‘Arthroscopic Fixation of Os Acetabuli and Labral Repair: Suture-on-Screw Technique’”
        ArthroscopyVol. 37Issue 11
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          We would like to thank Dr. Carro for bringing the similarities between the two techniques to our attention.1 We agree with the similarities and recognize not citing Dr. Carro’s article was an oversight.2 The purpose of our article was to highlight the senior author’s current technique in performing this operation, as it has evolved over the course of his practice. While similar in technique, there is a notable difference between the technique expertly demonstrated by Carro et al.2 Their technique involves fixation of the os acetabuli with a Kirschner wire, followed by cannulated drilling of the fragment.
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