Pendulum Exercises After Hip Arthroscopy: A Video Technique

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Advanced hip joint–preserving arthroscopic techniques have been shown to improve patient-reported functional outcomes with low rates of postoperative complications. Prior work has shown that formation of adhesive scar is a potential source of persistent pain and cause for revision surgery. As resources for postoperative in-studio physical therapy become scarce, a home-based strategy to avoid scar formation without adding formal therapy cost may be beneficial. The purpose of this technical note is to introduce a patient-centered educational video technique for home-caregiver delivery of manual hip pendulum exercises in the postoperative setting. This video technique offers access to our method for pendulum exercise as part of early recovery after advanced hip arthroscopy.




Sauber, R., Saborio, G., Nickel, B. M., Kivlan, B. R., & Christoforetti, J. J. (2016). Pendulum Exercises After Hip Arthroscopy: A Video Technique. Arthroscopy Techniques, 5(4), e897–e900.

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