AJSM 2013

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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