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PRISM: Research

Hip Disorders

The Hip Disorders Research Interest Group includes orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers with research interest in adolescent hip disorders and trauma.  Hip disorders in the adolescent athlete include common conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), acetabular labral tears, hip dysplasia, and slipped capital femoral epiphysis, as well as traumatic injuries such as pelvic/hip avulsion fractures and hip dislocations.  Surgical treatment of these conditions ranges from conservative treatment including physical therapy to hip arthroscopy or open hip surgery.  The Hip Disorders RIG hopes to improve our knowledge of the natural history and results of treatment of adolescent hip disorders.

Current/Future Work

  • Standardized protocols for evaluation of pelvic/hip avulsion fracture
  • Multicenter prospective cohort study of pelvic avulsion fractures – This multicenter study will provide generalizable data for providers on the expected recovery including return to sport after fracture, as well as the risk of persistent symptoms at various time points.

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