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The Evolution of Treated Versus Untreated Femoroacetabular Impingement in a Professional Hockey Player with a 10-Year Follow-up

A Case Report

Buckley, Patrick S., MD1; Bolia, Ioanna K., MD, PhDc1; Briggs, Karen K., MPH1; Philippon, Marc J., MD1

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00178
Case Reports

Case: We describe the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and 10-year outcome of a National Hockey League (NHL) player who was treated successfully with hip arthroscopy for symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) of the right hip. At the 10-year follow-up, the patient presented with contralateral hip symptoms consistent with FAI and radiographic progression of degenerative changes that were not present at the initial presentation.

Conclusion: Untreated FAI may result in the progression of degenerative changes in the hip.

1Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado

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Investigation performed at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado

Disclosure: The authors indicated that no external funding was received for any aspect of this work. On the Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest forms, which are provided with the online version of the article, one or more of the authors checked “yes” to indicate that the author had a relevant financial relationship in the biomedical arena outside the submitted work (

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