As part of the MASH Study Group, we are looking to find answers to difficult questions related to the surgical treatment of patients with hip injuries.
A variety of studies will be conducted within this MASH project, as hundreds of data points are being collected. The ability to bring data together from multiple centers empowers our group study to make conclusions that a single surgeon experience cannot produce.
Because labral injuries are the most common diagnosis for which hip arthroscopy is performed, we are looking to define these injuries further and to investigate the outcomes related to the different forms of labral injury. We are also looking at the “environment” in which these labral injuries occur, including the effect of synovitis and articular cartilage injury.
A number of other more unusual diagnoses and their treatments, for which we historically have had limited outcome data, also are being addressed as part of this study. These areas of study include but are not limited to synovial diseases (synovial chondromatosis and pigmented villonoudlar synovitis), the size of articular chondral injuries, and the internal and external snapping hip joint.