The relationship of femoral neck shaft angle and adiposity To greater trochanteric pain syndrome in women. A case control morphology and anthropometric study

Angie FEARON, Sarah Stephens, Jill Cook, Paul Smith, Teresa Neeman, Wesley Cormick, Jennie Scarvell

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Objective: To evaluate if pelvic or hip width predisposed women to developing greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS). Design: Prospective case control study. Participants: Four groups were included in the study: those gluteal tendon reconstructions (n=31, GTR), those with conservatively managed GTPS (n=29), those with hip osteoarthritis (n=20, OA) and 22 asymptomatic participants (ASC). Methods: Anterior-posterior pelvic x-rays were evaluated for femoral neck shaft angle; acetabular index, and width at the lateral acetabulum, and the superior and lateral aspects of the greater trochanter. Body mass index, and waist, hip and greater trochanter girth were measured. Data were analysed using a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA; posthoc Scheffe analysis), then multivariate analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-892
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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