Arthroscopic hip surgery vs. physiotherapy in FAI

Which is best for patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement?

This study found that hip arthroscopy was superior to physiotherapy and activity modification in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) referred to secondary or tertiary care centers.

This was determined by the hip outcome score activities of daily living subscale (HOS-ADL), which was on average 10 points higher in the arthroscopy group.

However, the authors warn that not all patients benefit from surgery, and this decision should be thoroughly discussed with patients, as the benefit of arthroscopy seems to decrease with age.

 
 

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