Journal article

Efficacy of adding a physiotherapy rehabilitation programme to arthroscopic management of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: a randomised controlled trial (FAIR)

Kim L Bennell, Libby Spiers, Amir Takla, John O'Donnell, Jessica Kasza, David J Hunter, Rana S Hinman



OBJECTIVES: Although several rehabilitation programmes following hip arthroscopy for femoracetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome have been described, there are no clinical trials evaluating whether formal physiotherapy-prescribed rehabilitation improves recovery compared with self-directed rehabilitation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of adding a physiotherapist-prescribed rehabilitation programme to arthroscopic surgery for FAI syndrome. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. METHODS: People aged ≥16 years with FAI syndrome scheduled for hip arthroscopy were recruited and randomly allocated to physiotherapy (PT) or control. The PT group received seven PT sessions (on..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Awarded by NHMRC

Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This trial was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (program grant #631717), St Vincent's Private Hospital Fitzroy Campus and the Australian Hip Arthroscopy Education and Research Foundation. Kim Bennell (#1058440) and David Hunter (#1079777) are supported by NHMRC Fellowships, and Rana Hinman is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100175).