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Range of motion in femoroacetabular impingement.
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PMID:  22822572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Recent epidemiological studies have demonstrated that radiographic features specific to femoroacetabular impingement appear far more frequently in healthy and asymptomatic cohorts than previously anticipated. It remains unclear how incidental findings should be interpreted clinically. In addition, several authors have suggested that a decreased range of motion is part of the clinical presentation of femoroacetabular impingement. The purpose of the present study was to describe and analyze differences in range of motion between femoroacetabular impingement patients, asymptomatic individuals with incidental radiographic findings and healthy controls, using a validated electromagnetic tracking system. Furthermore, it was evaluated which motions were clinically relevant and could be used to differentiate between these three groups. We found all evaluated motions to differ significantly between patients and controls. The anterior impingement test showed a significant difference between patients and asymptomatic cases. In conclusion, functional evaluation of the range of motion appeared in this study as a useful tool in the diagnostic work-up of femoracetabular impingement.
Emmanuel Audenaert; Jan Van Houcke; Bastiaan Maes; Luc Vanden Bossche; Jan Victor; Christophe Pattyn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.
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