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Young hip surgery patients with a shallower hip bone socket are at risk for repeat operation

Young patients undergoing hip surgery who have a shallower hip bone socket are at risk for a repeat operation, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting.

Femoroacetabular Impingement is a condition in which extra bone grows along one or both bones that form the hip joint -; giving the bones an irregular shape. Because they do not fit together perfectly, the bones rub against each other during movement.

To help orthopedic surgeons better understand radiographic parameters associated with successful primary surgery, Philip A. Serbin, MD, Scottish Rite for Children in Dallas, conducted a prospective study to determine pre-operative radiographic parameters that predict reoperation for FAI and, secondarily, correlate radiographic measures and outcomes in these patients.

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