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Arthroscopic Repair vs Physical Therapy for Hip Injury

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Waitlist Available
Led By Scott D Martin, MD
Research Sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Evidence on MRI of a tear of the acetabular labrum: documentation of acetabular labrum tear
Be older than 18 years old
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up baseline (pre-operative), 3 months, 6 months, 12 months
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Study Summary

This trial found that patients under 60 years of age with FAI and a torn labrum may benefit from arthroscopic repair.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for individuals over 40 with hip pain and MRI-confirmed acetabular labrum tears, who haven't responded to other treatments and don't have severe osteoarthritis or conditions that surgery or physical therapy can't help. They must be willing to be randomly assigned a treatment and able to consent.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study compares two approaches for treating painful hip conditions: one group will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn labrum, while the other will receive specialized physical therapy focusing on the hip area.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Surgery may lead to risks like infection, bleeding, nerve injury, or increased pain. Physical therapy could cause muscle soreness or strain. Each person's reaction can vary based on individual health factors.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
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My MRI shows I have a tear in the hip's labrum.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline (pre-operative), 3 months, 6 months, 12 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline (pre-operative), 3 months, 6 months, 12 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in mHHS Surveys From Preoperative to Various Postoperative Timepoints
Secondary outcome measures
Change HOS Surveys From Preoperative to Various Postoperative Timepoints
Change LEFS Surveys From Preoperative to Various Postoperative Timepoints
Change NAHS Surveys From Preoperative to Various Postoperative Timepoints
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Active Control
Group I: Hip Arthroscopy Surgery with Acetabular Labral RepairActive Control1 Intervention
Hip Arthroscopy Surgery with Acetabular Labral Repair
Group II: Physical Therapy Focused on the Hip and Hemi-pelvisActive Control1 Intervention
Physical Therapy focusing on the hemipelvis strengthening, including the lower back, lower abdominal core, quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteal muscles.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Massachusetts General HospitalLead Sponsor
2,928 Previous Clinical Trials
13,198,245 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Acetabular Labrum Tear
560 Patients Enrolled for Acetabular Labrum Tear
Scott D Martin, MDPrincipal InvestigatorMassachusetts General Hospital
2 Previous Clinical Trials
660 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Acetabular Labrum Tear
400 Patients Enrolled for Acetabular Labrum Tear

Media Library

Acetabular Labral Repair (Procedure) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT03909178 — N/A
Acetabular Labrum Tear Research Study Groups: Hip Arthroscopy Surgery with Acetabular Labral Repair, Physical Therapy Focused on the Hip and Hemi-pelvis
Acetabular Labrum Tear Clinical Trial 2023: Acetabular Labral Repair Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT03909178 — N/A
Acetabular Labral Repair (Procedure) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT03909178 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is this experiment presently recruiting participants?

"Clinicaltrials.gov data shows that, although this trial was first posted on October 21st 2013 and last updated May 5th 2022, it currently is not enrolling patients. However, 688 alternative medical trials are recruiting participants at the moment."

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