Return to Basketball After Hip Arthroscopy: Minimum 2-Year Follow-up


Purpose: To present minimum 2-year patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and return to sport (RTS) data for a population of basketball players after hip arthroscopy.

Methods: Data were prospectively collected and retrospectively reviewed for all patients who underwent hip arthroscopy between February 2009 and May 2014. Patients with preoperative and minimum 2-year postoperative PROs, visual analog scale score for pain, and satisfaction, who regularly played basketball within 1 year before surgery, and who attempted to RTS met the inclusion criteria. Exclusion criteria were previous ipsilateral hip surgery or conditions such as fracture, dysplasia, or femoral avascular necrosis. Patients were matched 1:1 to a control group composed of those who did not play any sports before surgery, based on the following matching criteria: age ±5 years, sex, and body mass index ±5. Statistical analysis was performed to determine significant differences in PROs. Conversion to total hip arthroplasty (THA) was considered an endpoint.

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