Management options for femoroacetabular impingement: a systematic review of symptom and structural outcomes.
J Fairley, Y Wang, AJ Teichtahl, M Seneviwickrama, AE Wluka, SRE Brady, SM Hussain, S Liew, FM Cicuttini
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage | Published : 2016
OBJECTIVE: The optimal therapy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is unclear. The aim of this systematic review was to examine the evidence for surgical and non-surgical treatment of FAI on symptom and structural outcomes. DESIGN: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched electronically. Surgical and non-surgical management strategies were searched with "FAI". Studies which included comparison groups and reported symptom or structural outcomes were included (Levels I-III evidence). A risk of bias assessment was performed. RESULTS: Eighteen studies comparing management strategies for FAI were identified. Most studies had high risk of bias. No study compared surgical and non-surgical treatment. Whe..View full abstract