No association between femoral or acetabular angles and patient-reported outcomes in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome-results from the HAFAI cohort

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Patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) are diagnosed using imaging, but detailed description especially the acetabular shape is lacking and may help give more insight to the pathogenesis of FAIS. Furthermore, associations between patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and the radiological angles might highlight which radiological angles affect outcomes experienced by the patients. Hence, the aims of this study were (i) to describe computer tomography (CT) acquired angles in patients with FAIS and (ii) to investigate the association between radiological angles and the Copenhagen Hip and Groin Outcome Score (HAGOS) in patients with FAIS. Patients scheduled for primary hip arthroscopic surgery for FAIS were included. Based on CT, following angles were measured before and 1 year after surgery; femoral anteversion, alpha, lateral centre edge, acetabular index, anterior sector, posterior sector and acetabular anteversion. All patients completed the HAGOS. Sixty patients (63% females) aged 36 ± 9 were included. One year after surgery, significant alterations in the alpha angle and the acetabular index angle were found. Neither baseline PROs nor changes in PROs were associated with the radiological angles or changes in angles. Since neither changes in CT angles nor baseline scores were associated with HAGOS, the improvements felt by patients must origin from somewhere else. These findings further underlines that morphological changes seen at imaging should not be treated arthroscopically without a patient history of symptoms and clinical findings.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Hip Preservation Surgery
Vol/bind7
Nummer2
Sider (fra-til)242-248
Antal sider7
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StatusUdgivet - jul. 2020

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