High rate of return to running following arthroscopic hip surgery | AAOS

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Takeaway

  • Ninety-six percent of patients who were recreational or competitive runners prior to developing hip bone spurs returned to their sport within nine months of arthroscopic surgery. 

Why this matters

  • Prior to surgery, patients had stopped running because of FAI pain for an average of 9 months. 

Key results

  • After surgery, 49 patients (96%) returned to running at an average of 9 months after surgery.
  • Patients who had stopped running for greater than eight months prior to hip arthroscopy returned to running significantly more slowly than those who had stopped running closer to surgery.
  • After two years, the mean running distance of patients had decreased significantly from an average of 10 miles per week to 6 miles.
  • Patient outcome and activity scores all improved sign...