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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

Abstract

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..

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