What Happens To The Muscle Attachments When Iliac Crest Reduction Is Done?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello! I am very interested in your iliac crest reduction procedure, and was simply wondering: when you shave down the hip bone what happens to the muscle attachments that connect to it? Hope this isn’t an impossible question! Thank you so much.

A:What is released when you do iliac crest reduction, which is done only in the central wing of the bone, is some the TFL fascial attachments laterally and some fibers of the external abdominal oblique muscle medially. Once the bone is reduced, these two attachments are put back together to provide some additional soft tissue coverage over the reduced bone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana