PT Inquest Episode 154: Hip Arthroscopy vs Physiotherapy
This article ruffled some PT feathers. In a head to head match up, many interpreted this RCT to show that surgery beats physical therapy, but is there more to it? Would Erik and JW have been able to put together a better rehab program than what was studied in this paper? Perhaps…perhaps not. This article gives a great opportunity to contrast the quality of research in the surgical and rehabilitation worlds.
Arthroscopic hip surgery compared with physiotherapy and activity modification for the treatment of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: multicentre randomised controlled trial.
Palmer AJR, Ayyar Gupta V, Fernquest S, et al.
BMJ. 2019 Feb 7;364:l185. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l185.
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