November 28, 2015
Although investigators discovered an overall 2-year procedure survivorship of 70% for older patients who underwent hip arthroscopy for the treatment of labral tears, they highlighted that patients should be counseled prior to surgery about the potential of conversion to total hip arthroplasty.
Researchers retrospectively reviewed data on 30 patients aged 60 years or older who underwent arthroscopic hip surgery for labral tears and had a minimum 2-year follow-up. Data recorded included demographics, postoperative revision and conversion to total hip arthroplasty (THA). In addition, investigators collected a modified Harris Hip Score (mHHS), Non-Arthritic Hip Score, Hip Outcome Score Activities of Daily Living (HOS-ADL), Hip Outcome Score Sports Specific Subscale (HOS-SSS), VAS pain scores and measures of patient satisfaction. The mean follow-up period was 2.5 years.