Hip Pathomorphology in Collegiate Athletes and Controls


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

Brief Summary

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.

Principal Investigator: Chris Pelt
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Co Investigator: Christopher Peters
Co Investigator: Lucas Anderson
Co Investigator: Stephen Aoki

Contact Information

Name:Michael Anderson
Phone: 801-213-3442
Email: mike.anderson@hsc.utah.edu

Inclusion Criteria

All Subjects: Males and females aged 18-30 years.

Athletes: All athletes participating in Division 1A collegiate sports or club sports at the University of Utah. All students in the Ballet and Modern Dance departments at the University of Utah. All individuals on cheerleading teams.

Control Subjects: Volunteers in the same age range as the athletic subjects (18-30 years). Active recruitment will focus primarily on students attending the University of Utah, but any person meeting the age requirements and passing the exclusion criteria may participate. Subjects who happen to be students at all academic departments except Ballet, Modern Dance and Exercise and Sport Science.

Exclusion Criteria

All Subjects: Minors (under age 18), mentally disabled, persons incarcerated, on parole, probation awaiting trial, or pregnant women are excluded from this study. A human Chorionic Gondaotropin (hCG) urine pregnancy test will be performed on all women prior to participation in the study.

Athletes: Players from the University of Utah football team will not be included in the study as their data has already been collected (see U of Utah IRB #40479).

Control Subjects: Any individual who participated in varsity sports during high school or is currently participating in collegiate or club sports will be excluded. Students in the Ballet, Modern Dance and Exercise and Sport Science departments, or on the cheerleading team will be excluded.