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Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia

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MAROSTICA, Adriano David et al. Is Femoral Version Associated with Changes in Hip Muscle Strength in Females with Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement?. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2019, vol.54, n.4, pp.422-427.  Epub Oct 07, 2019. ISSN 0102-3616.


The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between femoral anteversion and hip muscle strength in subjects with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome.


The femoral version angles described in the arthro-magnetic resonance images and isokinetic tests were retrospectively evaluated from July 2016 to December 2017. The inclusion criteria were: a) femoral version evaluated by the same radiologist; b) α angle ≥ 55°; and c) no limiting pain during the isokinetic test. Flexion/extension, abduction/ adduction, and internal/external rotation peak torques were evaluated at 30° per second in 5 repetitions. The correlation between femoral version and muscle strength was evaluated by simple linear regression at a 5% significance level.


A total of 37 females filled the inclusion criteria, and 51 symptomatic hips were evaluated. There was no correlation of the femoral anteversion in the flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, external rotation and internal rotation peak torques.


Femoral anteversion did not show a correlation with hip muscle strength in females with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement.

Keywords : femoroacetabular impingement; muscle strength; hip joint.

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