American Hip Institute

Does obesity affect outcomes in hip arthroscopy? A matched-pair controlled study with minimum 2-year follow-up.

Abstract: Hip arthroscopy has gained popularity over the past decade, and its indications have broadened as newer techniques have been developed. However, there has been a paucity of literature evaluating the outcomes of hip arthroscopy in obese patients.

METHODS:From February 2008 to February 2012, data were collected prospectively on all obese patients undergoing primary hip arthroscopy. A matched-pair nonobese control group was selected at a 1:2 ratio. All patients were assessed pre- and postoperatively with 4 patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures: the modified Harris Hip Score, Non-Arthritic Hip Score, Hip Outcome Score-Activities of Daily Living, and Hip Outcome Score-Sport Specific Subscale. Pain was estimated on the visual analog scale, and satisfaction was measured on a scale from 0 to 10.

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