Femoracetabular impingement: arthroscopic vs conservative treatment
published in January - February 2023 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.1
Massimo Bitocchi

The purpose of this article is to evaluate statistical data available in the literature regarding arthroscopic versus conservative treatment in femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome. The Systematic Review with meta-analysis implemented by Zhu and colleagues was examined because, compared with the others available in the literature, it is the most recent, has a larger number of studies eligible for internal analysis, and tests the efficacy of the treatments considered against a larger number of clinical outcomes. It was concluded that both arthroscopic and conservative treatments can have beneficial effects on FAI; however, arthroscopy is statistically superior to conservative treatment in the short term as well as in the long term.