Criteria for return to play after hip arthroscopy in the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement: a systematic review

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Key Points

  1. The mean time to return to play (RTP) was 6.6 months.
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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE

The authors reported that hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive, yet highly effective treatment for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). In addition, they reported a previous systematic review on return to sport post hip arthroscopy for FAI (1), still, there needs to be more reporting on the criteria used, and several studies have been published since this review.

Therefore, the primary objectives of this systematic review were to systematically review the rates and level of return to play (RTP) and the criteria for RTP after hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in athletes.

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive, yet highly effective treatment for femoroacetabular impingement.
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A notable number of athletes do not return to play after hip arthroscopy, especially at their pre-injury level.

METHODS

  • The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were utilized.
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