Survey - Diagnosis and management of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome

Diagnosis and management of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome; a practitioner survey

Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is a motion-related hip disorder characterised by the presence of altered hip joint structure. This condition is proposed to contribute to hip pain, intra-articular pathology, and the eventual development of hip osteoarthritis. Physiotherapist-led conservative management has been proposed as a cost-effective and low risk treatment for FAIS, yet little is known about contemporary practice patterns being utilised to diagnosis and manage young, active people with FAIS.

We are seeking physiotherapists who are actively involved in treating patients with hip-related pain in their clinical practice, to complete a survey on the diagnosis and management of FAIS. To participate in this survey, you need to be a registered physiotherapist, and regularly treat patients presenting with hip-related pain. Participation will involve completion of a 15-minute online survey, which will be available for eight weeks from Friday 9 October to Friday 4 December 2020. 

Eligible participants, who complete the survey will go into the draw to receive one of twenty $50 NZD Amazon vouchers.

For further information about the study and to take part please click on the survey link here.

Investigators: Dr Peter Lawrenson, Dr Helen French, Dr Joanne Kemp, Dr Adam Semciw, Professor Benita Olivier, Assistant Professor Jackie Whittaker, Professor Karen Barker, and Associate Professor Stephanie Woodley

Page updated October 2020