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Do professional athletes perform better than recreational athletes after arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23456186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Although a large number of athletes' returns to sports after hip arthroscopic surgery for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), it is not clear if they do so to the preinjury level and whether professional athletes (PA) are more likely to return to the preinjury level compared with recreational athletes (RA).
QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We therefore compared (1) the time taken to return to the preinjury level of sport between professional and recreational athletes; (2) the degree of improvement in time spent in training and competitive activities after arthroscopic surgery for FAI; and (3) the difference in trend of improvement in hip scores.
METHODS: We prospectively followed 80 athletes (PA = 40, RA = 40; mean age, 35.7 years; males = 50, females = 30; mean followup, 1.4 years; range, 1-1.8 years) who underwent hip arthroscopy for FAI. We measured the time to return to sports; training time and time in competition; and the modified Harris hip score and the nonarthritic hip score.
RESULTS: There was a 2.6-fold improvement in the training time (from 7.8 to 20 hours per week) and a 3.2-fold increase in time in competition (from 2.5 to 7.9 hours per week) 1 year after surgery. The mean time to return to sporting activities was 5.4 months, which was lower for PA (4.2) as compared with RA (6.8). Eighty-two percent (66) (PA = 88% [35] versus RA = 73% [29]) returned to their preinjury level of sport within 1 year of surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: The data suggest PA may show quicker return to sports than RA but the hip scores and rate of return to sports are similar.
Ajay Malviya; Christos P Paliobeis; Richard N Villar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  471     ISSN:  1528-1132     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-09     Completed Date:  2013-09-26     Revised Date:  2014-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2477-83     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthroscopy* / adverse effects
Athletic Injuries / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Biomechanical Phenomena
Femoracetabular Impingement / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Hip Joint / physiopathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Recovery of Function
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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