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Danish Hip Arthroscopy Registry (DHAR): the outcome of patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)

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  • Bent Lund
  • Bjarne Mygind-Klavsen
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  • Torsten Grønbech Nielsen
  • Niels Maagaard, University of Southern Denmark
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  • Otto Kraemer, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Amager Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Per Hölmich, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Amager Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Søren Winge, Orthopedic clinic, CFR Private Hospital, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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  • Martin Lind

The Danish Hip Arthroscopy Registry (DHAR) was initiated in January 2012 as a web-based prospective registry. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and report the first registry based outcome data of a national population with radiological and clinical femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) undergoing hip arthroscopic treatment. Our primary hypothesis was that patients undergoing hip arthroscopy would improve significantly in pain, quality of life and sports related outcome measurements in Patient Related Outcome Measures (PROM). Peri-operative data and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROM) data from DHAR between January 2012 and November 2015 were extracted. Radiological pincer-type FAI was defined as LCE > 35° and cam FAI as alpha-angle > 55°. These data were combined with FAI surgical data such as osteochondroplasty and labral repair or resection. PROMs consisting of HAGOS, EQ-5 D, HSAS and NRS pain scores were submitted online by the patients pre-operatively and at 1 and 2-years follow-up. 2054 FAI procedures in 1835 patients were included in this study (219 patients had bilateral procedures performed). HAGOS demonstrated significant improvement in all subscales at follow up. EQ-5 D demonstrated improvement after 1 and 2 years from 0.66 pre-op to 0.78 at 2 years. HSAS improved significantly from 2.5 to 3.3. Pain score data demonstrated improvement in NRS-rest 39 to 17 and NRS Walk 49 to 22 at follow-up. We conclude that patients with FAI undergoing hip arthroscopy experience improvement in pain, quality of life and also in function and sports related outcome measures during the first 2 years after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of hip preservation surgery
Pages (from-to)170-177
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

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