Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery
February 23, 2010
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Documentation of the gait abnormalities and motion limitations seen in individuals with FAI will advance the current understanding of the effect of FAI on function. Identification of the relative contribution of selected hip muscles during walking and functional tasks will ultimately assist in the development of more effective non-surgical treatments and post-operative rehabilitation plans for patients with FAI.
10 individuals with FAI and 10 controls will be enrolled. Individuals with FAI will be enrolled from the offices of Drs. Ranawat and Kelly. Control subjects will be solicited from the general population for volunteer participation. Preliminary screening (with the exception of clinical measures) will occur at the time of recruitment either in person or on the phone with the subject. This screening will be done by any of the co-investigators. Initial evaluation and enrollment of control subjects will be conduced by Drs. Ranawat, Kelly or Maak. Radiology consent will be obtained at the time of initial enrollment. For control subjects, consent will be obtained at the time of the visit to the Motion Analysis Laboratory by Sherry Backus PT, DPT, MA or Howard Hillstrom PhD.
This will be a cross-sectional study and thus no follow-up will be required for individuals with FAI or controls. Enrollment with conclude when 10 individuals with FAI and 10 controls have been enrolled.
Male subjects aged 18-45 years will be included.
A total of twenty individuals will be enrolled for this study protocol.
Ten male test subjects with a diagnosis of FAI based on all of the following inclusion criteria:
Ten male subjects will be enrolled as healthy controls with the following inclusion criteria:
Note: specifics are included in the body of the protocol.