Journal article

Is hip range of motion and strength impaired in people with hip chondrolabral pathology?

JL Kemp, AG Schache, M Makdissi, MG Pritchard, K Sims, KM Crossley

Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions | JMNI | Published : 2014


OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to: i) to compare physical impairments in people with chondrolabral pathology identified at hip arthroscopy 12-24 months previously to age-matched healthy people; and ii) to understand whether sex has any influence on impairments. METHODS: 84 patients (42 female; age=36±10) 12-24 months post hip arthroscopy and 60 controls (41 female; age=36±10) were included. Measurements of active hip ROM and strength were assessed. Two-way analyses of co-variance examined the effect of sex and chondrolabral pathology on hip ROM and strength. RESULTS: Patients exhibited less hip internal rotation (IR) ROM (p=0.001) and more extension (p=0.014) ROM; and less hip adduct..

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