Table 1

The final recommendations voted on at the consensus meeting, and results of the consensus voting

Clinical recommendationsMedianIQRModeConsensus voting result
C1Hip range of motion can be measured clinically using a goniometer or inclinometer; however, the optimal methods of measurement (eg, active vs passive; appropriate positions and stabilisation methods) are currently unknown.65–86Uncertain
C2People with hip-related pain demonstrate lower strength in hip adduction, abduction, flexion, internal rotation and external rotation compared with individuals without pain; measuring strength using objective methods is recommended.87–99Appropriate
C3People with hip-related pain demonstrate impaired performance during functional tasks; therefore, performance of functional tasks should be assessed clinically.87–99Appropriate
C4Physical activity should be measured using objective methods in people with hip-related pain and can be combined with self-reported measures of physical activity to capture different dimensions.75–89Appropriate
C5Clinicians should quantify patient expectations regarding their return to physical activity (including: sport level, sporting performance and occupation).87–99Appropriate
C6.Sport-specific activities should be assessed to guide return to sport.87–98Appropriate
Research recommendationsMedianIQRModeRecommendation
R1Further research should investigate, report and improve the measurement properties of tests of range of motion, muscle strength and functional performance.98–99Appropriate
R2Future research is needed to investigate the relationship among movement-related parameters (biomechanics, muscle function), symptoms, function, quality of life, and imaging and intra-articular findings.86–99Appropriate
R3Established minimum reporting standards for movement-related parameters (eg, biomechanics, muscle function) should be followed, or determined as appropriate.87–99Appropriate
R4The patient’s goals and expectations, physical activity and occupational requirements should be measured using quantitative and qualitative methods.98–99Appropriate
R5The return to sport (RTS) continuum recommended by the 2016 RTS consensus paper should be used in future research.98–99Appropriate
R6Future research is required to quantify, and report return to physical activity (including sport and occupation) following management of hip-related pain.98–99Appropriate
R7Research to determine the best criteria for rehabilitation progression and RTS following management of hip-related pain is recommended.98–99Appropriate
  • . C, clinical recommendation; R, research recommendation.