Rehabilitation after hip femoroacetabular impingement arthroscopy

Clin Sports Med. 2011 Apr;30(2):463-82. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2011.01.001.


Hip arthroscopic techniques to repair labral tears and address femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) are evolving. This article discusses the different phases of rehabilitation and the rehabilitation protocol. Although there is evidence to support arthroscopic procedures to address labral tears and FAI, there are few published evidence-based rehabilitation studies dedicated to postoperative rehabilitative care. It is thought that by following the restrictions set by the physician while performing early circumduction, using the minimal criteria to advance through each subsequent phase, and allowing patients to perform functional sport progressions throughout the rehabilitation athletes will be able to return to sport smoothly and effectively.

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy*
  • Femoracetabular Impingement / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Rehabilitation / methods*