Arthroscopic Treatment of Labral Tears of the Hip in Adolescents: Patterns of Clinical Presentation, Intra-articular Derangements, Radiological Associations and Minimum 2-Year Outcomes.

Abstract: To report on patterns of clinical presentation, intra-articular derangements, radiological associations, and minimum 2-year outcomes after hip arthroscopy (HA) in patients 18 years or younger.

Methods: This study was a retrospective case series on patients 18 years or younger who had undergone HA for labral tears that had failed nonoperative management from April 2008 to April 2013 with a minimum 2-year follow-up. Exclusion criteria were previous hip conditions or surgery. The following were recorded: demographic, examination, radiological and intraoperative findings, intraoperative procedures performed, patient-reported outcomes (PROs), and patient satisfaction. The PROs reported included the modified Harris Hip Score, Non-Arthritic Hip Score, Hip Outcome Score-Sport-Specific Subscale, Hip Outcome Score-Activities of Daily Living, and Visual Analogue Score for pain.

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