Mon, 17 November 2014
AJSM April 2014 Podcast: Incidence of Hip Pain in a Prospective Cohort of Asymptomatic Volunteers: Is the Cam Deformity a Risk Factor for Hip Pain?
The presence of a cam deformity represents a significant risk factor for the development of hip pain. An elevated alpha angle at the 1:30 clock position and decreased internal rotation are associated with an increased risk of developing hip pain. However, not all patients with a cam deformity develop hip pain, and further research is needed to better define those at greater risk of developing degenerative symptoms.