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Older patients experience worse outcomes following hip arthroscopy for FAI

April 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement, patients older than 45 years of age had worse outcomes compared with younger patients, according to a presenter here.

“A matched cohort of patients undergoing hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement demonstrated that patients over [the age of] 45 performed worse than younger patients, with females over 45 demonstrating the poorest outcomes,” Shane Nho, MD, said during his presentation at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting.

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Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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VIDEO: Examining rapid recovery protocol in TKA

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