Assessing risk factors for early hip osteoarthritis in activity-related hip pain: a Delphi study
KA Jackson, S Glyn-Jones, ME Batt, NK Arden, JL Newton, Delphi Panel
BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: Hip pain and injury as a result of activity can lead to the development of early hip osteoarthritis (OA) in susceptible individuals. Our understanding of the factors that increase susceptibility continues to evolve. The ability to clearly identify individuals (and cohorts) with activity-related hip pain who are at risk of early hip OA is currently lacking. The purpose of this study was to gain expert consensus on which key clinical measures might help predict the risk of early hip OA in individuals presenting with activity-related hip pain. The agreed measures would constitute a standardised approach to initial clinical assessment to help identify these individuals. METHODS: This ..View full abstract
Awarded by Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis
This work was supported by Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, (grant number 20 194).