MacOrtho hosted the second annual Femoroacetabular Impingement symposium on May 3, 2013. This second meeting was mostly interactive, fostering discussion regarding current practices and challenges with a focus on future research initiatives within our FAI collaborative.
During the morning session, selected speakers presented their current FAI research. In the afternoon session, an Investigators Meeting was held for the Femoroacetabular Impingement Randomised Controlled Trial (FIRST), led by Dr. Olufemi Ayeni. The FIRST trial will investigate whether surgical correction of the impingement (arthroscopic osteochondroplasty) provides improved clinical results (decreased pain and increased function) at 12 months compared to arthroscopic lavage of the hip joint in patients with FAI. Enrolment of 50 patients in the FIRST pilot study was recently completed and the Investigators Meeting was held to present protocol information and trial coordination strategies, discuss funding strategies,and engage new and potential site investigators.
Participants in this meeting were Olufemi Ayeni, Lehana Thabane, Dale Williams, Sheila Sprague, and Nicole Simunovic from McMaster University; Rajiv Gandhi and Daniel Whelan from University of Toronto; Nicholas Mohtadi from University of Calgary; Etienne Belzile from Laval University; Kevin Willits from University of Western University, Matti Seppänen from Turku University Hospital; Uffe Jørgensen from University of Southern Denmark; Edwin Cadet from Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic; Volker Musahl from University of Pittsburgh; Marc Philippon from the Steadman Clinic; Gerard Slobogean from University of British Columbia; Gavin Wood from Queen’s University.