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A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine examines factors linked to acceptable outcomes following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). 

The authors conducted a case-control study of 386 patients who underwent primary hip arthroscopic surgery with routine capsular closure for FAI and who had failed nonsurgical management. At minimum 2-year follow-up, they found that younger age, Tönnis grade 0, and lower preoperative Hip Outcome Score (HOS)–Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score were linked with achieving minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for HOS-ADL, while younger age, larger medial joint space width, and higher preoperative HOS-ADL score were linked with achieving the patient acceptable symptom state (PASS) for the HOS-ADL. Younger age, lower body mass index, non–workers’ compensation status, and lower preoperative HOS—Sport-Specific Subscale (SSS) score were associated with MCID for the HOS-SSS, and younger age, Tönnis grade 0, running, and higher preoperative HOS-SSS score were associated with PASS for the HOS-SSS. Learn more...