Randomized Controlled Trial Of Hip Arthroscopy For Femoroacetabular Impingement

Grant number: 1069278 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018



Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) occurs as a consequence of abnormal contact between the pelvis and femoral head–neck junction, resulting in damage to the hip joint. Because FAI is associated with symptoms and may play a role in predisposing to osteoarthritis, new surgical techniques have been developed to correct this anatomic abnormality. However, the disease modifying benefits of surgery are unknown. We therefore propose a randomized controlled trial to evaluate its efficacy and to determine the mechanisms of effect.