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Patients with femoroacetabular impingement able to resume sports activities after surgery

Of patients with femoroacetabular impingement treated by surgical hip dislocation, the vast majority returned to sports activities after surgery and were satisfied with their sports ability, according to study results.

The retrospective study included 153 patients with 192 hips treated by surgical hip dislocation for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). At a mean follow-up of 59.4 months, researchers determined sports behavior and satisfaction with the use of a questionnaire. The Hip Sports Activity Scale (HSAS) and the UCLA activity scale were used to assess activity levels at follow-up.

Study results showed 85% of 126 patients who were regularly active in sports preoperatively were still regularly active in sports at follow-up after surgery. Postoperatively, 12.4% of patients had stopped participating in regular sports, and 5.2% commenced with sports.

Before surgery, the researchers found the most popular activities were skiing, cycling, jogging and soccer, whereas at follow-up, the most popular activities were cycling, fitness/weight training, skiing and jogging.

Seventy-five percent of patients were shown to be satisfied with their sport ability; 60.3% indicated their sports ability had actually improved after surgery, 20.5% indicated there was no change in their ability since surgery and 19.2% were subjectively deteriorated.

VAS score showed a mean pain level of 2.1 during sports. Mean HSAS score was 3.5, and the mean UCLA score was 7.7. Overall, significantly higher HSAS and UCLA scale scores were reported by men compared with those reported by women, according to the researchers.

Disclosure: The authors have no relevant financial disclosures.

Of patients with femoroacetabular impingement treated by surgical hip dislocation, the vast majority returned to sports activities after surgery and were satisfied with their sports ability, according to study results.

The retrospective study included 153 patients with 192 hips treated by surgical hip dislocation for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). At a mean follow-up of 59.4 months, researchers determined sports behavior and satisfaction with the use of a questionnaire. The Hip Sports Activity Scale (HSAS) and the UCLA activity scale were used to assess activity levels at follow-up.

Study results showed 85% of 126 patients who were regularly active in sports preoperatively were still regularly active in sports at follow-up after surgery. Postoperatively, 12.4% of patients had stopped participating in regular sports, and 5.2% commenced with sports.

Before surgery, the researchers found the most popular activities were skiing, cycling, jogging and soccer, whereas at follow-up, the most popular activities were cycling, fitness/weight training, skiing and jogging.

Seventy-five percent of patients were shown to be satisfied with their sport ability; 60.3% indicated their sports ability had actually improved after surgery, 20.5% indicated there was no change in their ability since surgery and 19.2% were subjectively deteriorated.

VAS score showed a mean pain level of 2.1 during sports. Mean HSAS score was 3.5, and the mean UCLA score was 7.7. Overall, significantly higher HSAS and UCLA scale scores were reported by men compared with those reported by women, according to the researchers.

Disclosure: The authors have no relevant financial disclosures.