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

Kemp, J. L., Schache, A. G., Makdissi, M., Pritchard, M. G., Sims, K. and Crossley, K. M. (2014) Is hip range of motion and strength impaired in people with hip chondrolabral pathology?. Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions, 14 3: 334-342.

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Author Kemp, J. L.
Schache, A. G.
Makdissi, M.
Pritchard, M. G.
Sims, K.
Crossley, K. M.
Title Is hip range of motion and strength impaired in people with hip chondrolabral pathology?
Journal name Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1108-7161
Publication date 2014-09-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 14
Issue 3
Start page 334
End page 342
Total pages 9
Place of publication Nafplion, Greece
Publisher International Society of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract 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 adduction (p<0.001), extension (p=0.001), flexion (p<0.001), ER (p=0.044) and IR (p<0.001) strength when compared to controls. For abduction strength, a significant interaction was found between the presence of chondrolabral pathology and sex (p=0.035). Conclusions: People with hip chondrolabral pathology have differences in hip ROM and strength when compared to controls. Rehabilitation programs should focus on addressing these specific physical impairments in order to enhance outcomes. This information may be of great value to both researchers and clinicians alike in determining interventions to improve outcomes in people with early hip OA.
Keyword Hip arthroscopy
Muscle strength
Joint range of motion
Acetabular labrum
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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