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Data from a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that hip arthroscopy may reduce the economic burden on society linked to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). 

The researchers reviewed data from a private insurance database on 32,143 individuals aged 16 years to 79 years and identified a statistically significant increase of mean aggregate productivity of $8,968 after surgical treatment for FAI. A cost-effectiveness analysis showed a mean cumulative total 10-year societal savings of $67,418 per patient from hip arthroscopy compared to nonsurgical treatment, along with a gain of 2.03 quality-adjusted life years. The researchers estimated the mean cost for hip arthroscopy to be $23,120 ± $10,279, while the mean cost of nonsurgical treatment was estimated to be $91,602 ± $14,675. Learn more...