This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition femoroacetabular impingement
Treatments magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound
Sponsor Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Start date October 2014
End date October 2015
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT02260726, 20140318-01H


Hip impingement is thought to be a leading cause of hip osteoarthritis, and occurs due to deformities in the hip joint. However some individuals have these deformities but do not exhibit symptoms. Using the standard magnetic resonance imaging and clinical tests it is not clear which deformities will cause degeneration, requiring surgical intervention. We propose to evaluate the deformity and impingement between the femur and acetabulum using dynamic ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound does not involve radiation and can acquire video of the hip joint and is thus suitable for such diagnostic purposes. In this pilot study we will evaluate the feasibility of ultrasound in diagnosing hip impingement.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose screening
Subjects already scheduled to undergo surgical correction of a symptomatic cam-type hip impingement deformity. Subjects will undergo MRI and ultrasound investigation prior to surgery.
magnetic resonance imaging
Asymptomatic subjects with normal hip morphometry, as determined by MRI. Subjects will undergo MRI and ultrasound imaging.
magnetic resonance imaging

Primary Outcomes

Ultrasound grade
time frame: Upon enrollment

Secondary Outcomes

Ultrasound parameters
time frame: Upon enrollment
MRI parameters
time frame: Upon enrollment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 40 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: Surgical group: - Hip pain longer than 6 months referred to the groin/lateral aspect of the hip - Positive Impingement Sign Plain radiographs: - Absence of arthritis (Tonnis Grade 0 or 1) - Absence of dysplasia (center edge >25 degrees) on anterior-posterior radiograph - α-angle greater than 60 degrees on MRI. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients who don't meet inclusion criteria - Control group: subjects with hip pain or with alpha angle > 50 degrees on MRI

Additional Information

Official title Diagnosing Deformities of the Hip Associated With Arthritis: MRI vs Ultrasound
Principal investigator Paul E Beaule, MD, FRCSC
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.