Dr. John McDonald’s article, Return to Play After Hip Arthroscopy With Microfracture in Elite Athletes, was published in the February edition of The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.
The article details a study that compares elite athletes who underwent hip arthroscopy with and without microfracture (surgical technique that works by creating tiny fractures in the underlying bone) with respect to their ability to return to sport at the professional level. The study concluded that there was no detectable statistically significant difference in return to play rate after hip arthroscopy with microfracture and hip arthroscopy without microfracture. Professional athletes who underwent hip arthroscopy with microfracture procedure were able to return to the same high level of competition after surgery at a high rate.
Learn more about hip arthroscopy and Dr. McDonald here!