Arthroscopic Surgery For FAI In Young Athletes

Arthroscopic Surgery For FAI In Young Athletes

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 Arthroscopic Surgery For FAI In Young AthletesBy Marc Safran, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
And Dev Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

FAI surgery is sometimes necessary to return the athlete to sports participation
Results from FAI surgery at Stanford are generally excellent, with 95% of athletes returning to sport at about 4-6 months after surgery
A study recently performed at the Hospital For Special Surgery also revealed very high percentages of adolescents showing improved physical ability after surgery for FAI

We’ve written previously about a condition called “femoroacetabular impingement”, commonly referred to as “FAI”…

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