Journal article

Effects of a hip brace on biomechanics and pain in people with femoroacetabular impingement

Nicolas RA Newcomb, Tim V Wrigley, Rana S Hinman, Jessica Kasza, Libby Spiers, John O'Donnell, Kim L Bennell

JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates whether hip bracing in patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) (a) immediately reduces range of hip internal rotation, flexion, adduction, and pain during functional tasks; and (b) improves patient-reported outcomes when worn daily over 4 weeks. DESIGN: Within-participant design followed by a case series. METHODS: Twenty-five adults with symptomatic FAI underwent 3D kinematic assessment with and without a hip brace during single-leg squat, double-leg squat, stair ascent, and stair descent. A subset of this population (n=17) continued to wear the brace daily for 4-weeks. A linear mixed statistical model was used to assess pain and kinematic difference..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship


Awarded by Swiss National Science Foundation Doctoral Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

We wish to thank Dr. Peter Braun for assistance with recruitment of participants. This study was supported by a program grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (#631717). KLB is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (#1058440). RSH is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100175). NN is supported by a Swiss National Science Foundation Doctoral Fellowship (P1ZHP3_151647). Sources of funding did not in any way influence study design.