Young contact athletes who underwent Latarjet for shoulder instability reported a 4% complication rate and 3% reoperation rate. Overall, 93% of patients reported improved quality of life postoperatively.
Patients younger than 65 years undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) have 99 percent implant survivorship at eight years and have low rates of revision and readmission, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas.
A total hip replacement may slow down patients who enjoy high-impact sports and alter how young athletes stay active for the rest of their lives. Hip preservation is an alternative treatment method that aims to conserve the body and avoid the need for hip replacement.
Dancers put unique demands on their hips, achieving extreme ranges of motion that can strain the joints and damage supporting tissues around them. Not surprisingly, hip injuries account for up to 17% of injuries in dancers and 27% among professional dancers.