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Patient-reported outcomes, hip muscle strength and physical activity in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome before and after surgery (PhD Academy Award)
  1. Signe Kierkegaard
  1. H-Hip, Department of Physio and Occupational Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery, Regionshospitalet Horsens, Horsens DK-8700, Denmark
  1. Correspondence to Signe Kierkegaard, H-Hip, Department of Physio and Occupational Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery, Regionshospitalet Horsens, Horsens DK-8700, Denmark; signekierkegaard{at}hotmail.com

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What did I do?

My PhD included studies on patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS). We performed (1) a systematic review with meta-analysis1 investigating patient-reported outcomes before and after hip arthroscopic surgery in patients with FAIS; and (2) a cohort study in which I investigated patient-reported outcomes, hip muscle strength and physical activity level in 60 patients with FAIS before and after hip arthroscopic surgery.2–5

Why did I do it?

During the past decade, there has been a steep increase in hip arthroscopies performed (eg, a 335% increase from 2007 to 2011 in an American private payer population).6 While several studies had been published on patient-reported outcomes after surgery, none had synthesised studies to get an overview of how patient symptoms developed over time. Furthermore, there was a lack of studies documenting what effect surgery had on physical function and activity limitations in patients with FAIS.

How did I do it?

I did the systematic review with two authors independently selecting studies …

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