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The minimal clinically important difference for the nonarthritic hip score at 2-years following hip arthroscopy

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to determine and establish the MCID for the NAHS at 2 years in patients undergoing hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS).

Methods

Patients that underwent primary hip arthroscopy for FAIS between 2010 and 2016 were analyzed for eligibility. Data were collected from a single surgeon’s hip arthroscopy database. MCID was calculated for the NAHS utilizing a distribution-based method.

Results

The study included 298 patients (184 females) with an average age of 40.4 ± 13.0 years and average body mass index (BMI) of 25.7 ± 4.2 kg/m2. At baseline, the cohort’s average NAHS score was 48.7 ± 13.6 and demonstrated an improvement of 36.5 ± 17.0 for NAHS at follow-up. This resulted in MCID values of + 8.5 for NAHS.

Conclusion

This is the first study to report the MCID (+ 8.5) for NAHS following primary hip arthroscopy, and as such, is a valuable contribution to future hip arthroscopy research.

Level of evidence

IV.

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Bloom, D.A., Kaplan, D.J., Kirby, D.J. et al. The minimal clinically important difference for the nonarthritic hip score at 2-years following hip arthroscopy. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 30, 2419–2423 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-021-06756-9

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Keywords

  • Hip
  • Arthroscopy
  • FAI
  • MCID
  • NAHS
  • Sports
  • Orthopedics