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Femoroacetabular impingement in professional ice hockey players: a case series of 5 athletes after open surgical decompression of the hip.
Am J Sports Med. 2007 Nov; 35(11):1955-9.AJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Femoroacetabular impingement of the hip joint has been identified as a major cause for hip pain in athletes. Surgical open decompression of the hip has historically been proposed as the first treatment of choice. Functional outcomes in athletes after this procedure are unknown.

PURPOSE

To describe the functional and sport-related outcome 2 years after open surgical hip decompression in a group of young professional ice hockey players suffering from cam femoroacetabular impingement.

STUDY DESIGN

Case series; Level of evidence, 4.

METHODS

Five young professional ice hockey players (mean age, 21.4 y at follow-up) who suffered from cam femoroacetabular impingement were treated with open surgical decompression of the hip. The operation was performed by the same surgeon, and all athletes followed the same rehabilitation guidelines. Mean follow-up time was 2.7 years. Outcome measures were recorded as time to regain symmetrical hip rotation, regain preoperative core/hip muscle strength, return to team practice, and play at competitive level.

RESULTS

Hip rotation range of motion was regained by a mean 10.3 weeks. Core and hip strength values reached preoperative levels by a mean 7.8 months. Return to unrestricted team practice with the ice hockey team was achieved by a mean 6.7 months, and athletes were able to play their first competitive game after a mean 9.6 months. Three athletes were able to perform again at the highest level and in international competitions. Two athletes had to return to minor league ice hockey.

CONCLUSION

Return to high-level ice hockey after open surgical decompression of the hip was possible in this series of 5 consecutive cases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland. mario.bizzini@kws.chNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17609527

Citation

Bizzini, Mario, et al. "Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Ice Hockey Players: a Case Series of 5 Athletes After Open Surgical Decompression of the Hip." The American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 35, no. 11, 2007, pp. 1955-9.
Bizzini M, Notzli HP, Maffiuletti NA. Femoroacetabular impingement in professional ice hockey players: a case series of 5 athletes after open surgical decompression of the hip. Am J Sports Med. 2007;35(11):1955-9.
Bizzini, M., Notzli, H. P., & Maffiuletti, N. A. (2007). Femoroacetabular impingement in professional ice hockey players: a case series of 5 athletes after open surgical decompression of the hip. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 35(11), 1955-9.
Bizzini M, Notzli HP, Maffiuletti NA. Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Ice Hockey Players: a Case Series of 5 Athletes After Open Surgical Decompression of the Hip. Am J Sports Med. 2007;35(11):1955-9. PubMed PMID: 17609527.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Femoroacetabular impingement in professional ice hockey players: a case series of 5 athletes after open surgical decompression of the hip. AU - Bizzini,Mario, AU - Notzli,Hubert P, AU - Maffiuletti,Nicola A, Y1 - 2007/07/03/ PY - 2007/7/5/pubmed PY - 2007/12/6/medline PY - 2007/7/5/entrez SP - 1955 EP - 9 JF - The American journal of sports medicine JO - Am J Sports Med VL - 35 IS - 11 N2 - BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement of the hip joint has been identified as a major cause for hip pain in athletes. Surgical open decompression of the hip has historically been proposed as the first treatment of choice. Functional outcomes in athletes after this procedure are unknown. PURPOSE: To describe the functional and sport-related outcome 2 years after open surgical hip decompression in a group of young professional ice hockey players suffering from cam femoroacetabular impingement. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Five young professional ice hockey players (mean age, 21.4 y at follow-up) who suffered from cam femoroacetabular impingement were treated with open surgical decompression of the hip. The operation was performed by the same surgeon, and all athletes followed the same rehabilitation guidelines. Mean follow-up time was 2.7 years. Outcome measures were recorded as time to regain symmetrical hip rotation, regain preoperative core/hip muscle strength, return to team practice, and play at competitive level. RESULTS: Hip rotation range of motion was regained by a mean 10.3 weeks. Core and hip strength values reached preoperative levels by a mean 7.8 months. Return to unrestricted team practice with the ice hockey team was achieved by a mean 6.7 months, and athletes were able to play their first competitive game after a mean 9.6 months. Three athletes were able to perform again at the highest level and in international competitions. Two athletes had to return to minor league ice hockey. CONCLUSION: Return to high-level ice hockey after open surgical decompression of the hip was possible in this series of 5 consecutive cases. SN - 1552-3365 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17609527/Femoroacetabular_impingement_in_professional_ice_hockey_players:_a_case_series_of_5_athletes_after_open_surgical_decompression_of_the_hip_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0363546507304141?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -