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Comparison of early outcomes of arthroscopic labral repair or debridement A STUDY USING THE UK NON-ARTHROPLASTY HIP REGISTRY DATASET

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Richard Holleyman, Ajay MalviyaORCiD



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© 2022 Author(s) et al. Aims This study uses prospective registry data to compare early patient outcomes following arthroscopic repair or debridement of the acetabular labrum. Methods Data on adult patients who underwent arthroscopic labral debridement or repair between 1 January 2012 and 31 July 2019 were extracted from the UK Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry. Patients who underwent microfracture, osteophyte excision, or a concurrent extra-articular procedure were excluded. The EuroQol five-dimension (EQ-5D) and International Hip Outcome Tool 12 (iHOT-12) questionnaires were collected preoperatively and at six and 12 months post-operatively. Due to concerns over differential questionnaire non-response between the two groups, a combination of random sampling, propensity score matching, and pooled multivariable linear regression models were employed to compare iHOT-12 improvement. Results A total of 2,025 labral debridements (55%) and 1,659 labral repairs (45%) were identified. Both groups saw significant (p < 0.001) EQ-5D and iHOT-12 gain compared to preoperative scores at 12 months (iHOT-12 improvement: labral repair = +28.7 (95% confidence interval (CI) 26.4 to 30.9), labral debridement = +24.7 (95% CI 22.5 to 27.0)), however there was no significant difference between procedures after multivariable modelling. Overall, 66% of cases achieved the minimum clinically important difference (MCID) and 48% achieved substantial clinical benefit at 12 months. Conclusion Both labral procedures were successful in significantly improving early functional outcome following hip arthroscopy, regardless of age or sex. Labral repair was associated with superior outcomes in univariable analysis, however there was no significant superiority demonstrated in the multivariable model.

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Author(s): Holleyman RJ, Lyman S, Bankes MJK, Board TN, Conroy JL, McBryde CW, Andrade AJ, Malviya A, Khanduja V

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Bone and Joint Open

Year: 2022

Volume: 3

Issue: 4

Pages: 291-301

Online publication date: 04/04/2022

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Date deposited: 26/05/2022

ISSN (electronic): 2633-1462

Publisher: British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery


DOI: 10.1302/2633-1462.34.BJO-2022-0003.R1


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