Protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing arthroscopic hip surgery to physiotherapy-led care for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI): the Australian FASHIoN trial
Nicholas J Murphy, Jillian Eyles, Kim L Bennell, Megan Bohensky, Alexander Burns, Fraser M Callaghan, Edward Dickenson, Camdon Fary, Stuart M Grieve, Damian R Griffin, Michelle Hall, Rachel Hobson, Young Jo Kim, James M Linklater, David G Lloyd, Robert Molnar, Rachel L O'Connell, John O'Donnell, Michael O'Sullivan, Sunny Randhawa Show all
BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI), a hip disorder affecting active young adults, is believed to be a leading cause of hip osteoarthritis (OA). Current management approaches for FAI include arthroscopic hip surgery and physiotherapy-led non-surgical care; however, there is a paucity of clinical trial evidence comparing these approaches. In particular, it is unknown whether these management approaches modify the future risk of developing hip OA. The primary objective of this randomised controlled trial is to determine if participants with FAI who undergo hip arthroscopy have greater improvements in hip cartilage health, as demonstrated by changes in delayed gadolinium-enh..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC
This study is funded by an NHMRC grant; APP1069278 and by the Australian Hip Arthroscopy Education and Research Foundation (AHAERF). Development of PHT and the protocol for UK FASHIoN were funded by UK National Institute for Health Research.