Blog - Hip
by Zuzana Machotka

February’s staff publications featured research on: Patellofemoral knee pain. This included exploring contributing factors such as altered hip rate of force development and strength, foot mobility differences, and pelvic and hip kinematics in patellofemoral joint arthritis. Hamstrings. Muscle imaging techniques were explored through functional MRI and injury prevention strengthening exercises were discussed within an evidence-based…read more

by Matt King

Previously we discussed the Australian government announcing a cut to funding for hip arthroscopy in the management of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome. This took affect on the 1st November 2016. Specifically it incorporated the removal of FAI from three billing codes. 48424: Femur or Pelvis Osteotomy/Osteectomy 49303: Hip Arthrotomy 49366: Hip Arthroscopic Surgery Billing rates for these item…read more

by Liam West

Hip arthroscopy versus sham surgery for patients with impingement or labral tears: A randomised, controlled trial and longitudinal cohort study (HIPARTI) Prof Kay Crossley, Dr Joanne Kemp   Hip arthroscopy is a relatively new procedure and technically more demanding than arthroscopy of the other joints (shoulder, knee, ankle wrist). The number of hip arthroscopies has…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Traditionally research has focused on isometric muscle strength assessment in people with knee cap (patellofemoral) pain, consistently reporting that it is reduced. In this novel study, we evaluated rate of force development in females with and without knee cap pain. Our question was – do females with knee cap pain also have reduced hip muscle power?…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

The annual APA Physiotherapy Breakfast is always a highlight of the year and 2016 was no exception. A large crowd of physiotherapists and their medical guests assembled at an ungodly hour one Friday morning to mingle with old friends and colleagues, and listen to the latest cutting edge research. The gig as keynote speaker on…read more

by Matt King

The Australian government has just announced it will cut funding for hip arthroscopy in the management of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome. In outlining the 2016-2017 budget, the ‘Medicare Benefit Schedule’ states in relation to hip arthroscopy: “revised MBS items for hip arthroscopy services which will limit the items to the management of non-femoroacetabular impingement indications.” These changes will…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

Osteoarthritis effects 3.9 million Australians, costing the economy $24.9 billion. $9.4 billion is lost because people can’t work. Arthritis can effect many joints in the body. The most common joints are in the spine, knee and hip. People with arthritis have pain and inflammation in affected joints which often means they can’t participate in normal recreational and work activities. Because…read more