January 10, 2017
Shane Nho, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, recently completed a study of workers’ compensation patients who had undergone hip arthroscopy and their ability to return to their jobs after hip arthroscopy. It was recently published in the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery.
Dr. Nho and his researchers examined 29 workers’ compensation who underwent hip arthroscopy, including age and gender matched controls, and retrospectively reviewed the cases after the patients achieved maximum medical improvement status at one year post-operatively.
They found that the majority — 69 percent, or 20 patients — of workers’ compensation patients were able to return to work without restriction.