Researchers followed 17 patients, who had an average age of 28, for more than 32 months. The patients underwent an arthroscopic reconstruction technique using an ipsilateral iliotibial band autograft. The professional athletes participated in soccer, hockey, football, skiing, baseball, basketball and ice skating. During this time all but two of the patients had improved clinical outcomes on various mobility indexes. Patient satisfaction was also increased.
"Our review study highlights that a majority of athletes can return to a solid level of play utilizing the ipsilateral iliotibal band autograft and physical therapy," said research author, Marc J. Philippon, MD. "While additional research needs to be performed on the technique, we are hopeful that its increased use will allow more athletes the ability to return to the sports they love."
Steadman Philippon Researchers Develop New Surgical Technique for Hip Reconstruction FeaturedWritten by Jaimie Oh | July 16, 2012
Researchers from the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colo., have developed a new surgical technique that may prove safe and affective for athletes undergoing hip reconstruction surgery.
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