96% of runners return to running after arthroscopic hip surgery — 5 details

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Runners suffering from femoracetabular impingement greatly benefit from arthroscopic hip surgery, according to a study recently presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting.

Here are five things to know:


1. Researchers reviewed 51 FAI patients who had undergone hip arthroscopy and had been recreational or competitive runners beforehand.


2. They found 49 patients returned to running at an average of nine months after surgery.


3. High BMI was often associated with slower return to running.


4. Patients' mean running distance decreased from 10 miles per week to six miles per week two years after the operation.


5. Patients were more active after surgery, with females progressing faster than males.


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