Appearance of the Post-Operative Acetabular Labrum and Articular Cartilage on Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Include T2* Mapping: A Prospective Study with Imaging at 2-weeks, 6-months & 1-year

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This project is funded by: Radiology RD

The term of this project is: February 2022 to December 2099

The number of subjects scanned during this project is: 50

The assessment of the post-operative appearance of the acetabular labrum on MR presents a diagnostic dilemma for even the most experienced of musculoskeletal radiologists. A primary reason for this dilemma is a lack of understanding of the “normal” post-operative acetabular labral morphology. To our knowledge, no study has assessed the immediate post-operative MR appearance of the acetabular labrum status post hip arthroscopy and labral repair.
This prospective study will examine the post-operative appearance of the acetabular labrum on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in patients undergoing primary hip arthroscopy with labral repair. The labrum will be assessed in the early post-operative period (~2 weeks), as well as at 6-months and 1-year post-operatively. The patient’s clinical functional status will also be assessed at the 6-month and 1-year intervals.