Arthroscopic Iliotibial Band Release
Arthroscopic iliotibial band release is performed for patients who have an external snapping hip that has been unresolved with extensive physical therapy and IT band stretching program. The most common site where the external snapping hip syndrome occurs is at the point along the leg where the IT band lies over the greater trochanter of the femur. As the leg turns inwards and outwards, the tight IT band glides over the greater trochanter and makes a snapping noise. This can be a source of pain for patients and is often accompanied by trochanteric bursitis.