- This study supports the role of nonsurgical management in adolescent patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome with sustained improvements in patient reported outcomes 5 years after the initiation of treatment.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE
The primary focus of treatment outcomes related to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) has been post-surgical outcomes. There is a paucity of literature investigating non-surgical outcomes.
This study reports longer-term outcomes than the original study, showing improvements in outcome scores at a mean follow-up of 2 years (1). Longer-term data are lacking for both post-surgical and non-surgical outcomes.
Therefore, the primary objective of this prospective study was to examine the success rate of a nonsurgical protocol, utilizing mandated rest, physical therapy (PT), activity modifications, and (if necessary) intra-articular injections.
This study will provide good discussion with patients and surgeons in a shared decision-making process.
A prospective study following patients recruited for the original research (1).