Prevalence of Increased Alpha Angles as a Measure of Cam-Type Femoroacetabular Impingement in Youth Ice Hockey Players
It has been reported that relative to other sports participants, ice hockey players suffer from cam-type femoroace-tabular impingement (FAI) in higher numbers alpha angles have been reported to increase with the likelihood of symptomatic FAI. It is unclear how prevalent increased a angles, commonly associated with cam FAI, are in asymptomatic young ice hockey players. This study hypothesized that there would be a higher prevalence of a angles associated with cam FAI in youth ice hockey players than in a non-hockey-playing (skier) youth control group.
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Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD
has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional and intercollegiate athletes, and has returned numerous athletes back to full participation after surgeries. Recognized globally for his outstanding and efficient surgical skills and dedication to sports medicine, he has received many research awards, including the OREF Clinic Research Award considered by many a Nobel Prize in orthopedics. Dr. LaPrade is one of the most published investigators
in his field, and many of the surgeries that he has developed are now performed worldwide and recognized as the “gold standard” for the treatment of complex knee injuries.