A study published in the June 21 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery examines 10-year outcomes for patients who have undergone hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). 

The authors reviewed prospectively collected data on 79 patients who underwent arthroscopic labral repair and 75 who underwent arthroscopic débridement, 94 percent of whom (n = 145) were followed for ≥10years. Overall, 50 patients (34 percent) underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) within 10 years following the arthroscopy. Factors that were significantly associated with increased likelihood of THA included older age, hips with >2 mm of joint space preoperatively, and acetabular microfracture. However, the authors found no significant difference in postoperative outcome scores across cohorts, based on Hip Outcome Score—activities of daily living scale, Hip Outcome Score—sport scale, modified Harris hip score, and Short Form-12 physical component summary. In addition, median patient satisfaction score was 10 (very satisfied) in both groups. Learn more...

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