Status: Enrolling by invitation
Keywords: Collegiate Athletes , Hip Pathomorthology , Age-Matched Controls , Femoroacetabular Impingement , Dysplasia
IRB Number: 00055028
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Femoroacetabular Impingement
Primary Objective: The primary objective of this study is to investigate factors hypothesized to influence the prevalence of hip pathomorphology (femoroacetabular impingement, dysplasia) in young adults. To complete this objective, we will quantify the prevalence of radiographic measures indicative of hip pathomorphology in collegiate athletes and age-matched controls. This data will allow us to test our main hypothesis, that the prevalence of hip pathomorphology is higher in collegiate athletes than age-matched controls. To further elucidate the factors which may increase the prevalence of hip pathomorphology, we will correlate the radiographic measures to sport involvement history, hip function and demographics, as collected by means of a questionnaire.
Secondary Objective: The secondary objective of this study is to determine if physical exams (range of motion, impingement test) could be used to screen for radiographic measures of hip pathomorphology in athletes and age-matched controls. To complete this objective, we will correlate range physical exam results to the radiographic measures and determine each exam’s sensitivity and specificity to detect abnormal morphology.