- 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.
- 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...