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Table 1 Study eligibility criteria

From: A comparison of multidisciplinary team residential rehabilitation with conventional outpatient care for the treatment of non-arthritic intra-articular hip pain in UK Military personnel – a protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Inclusion criteria  
 1. Anterior or lateral hip pain for at least 3-months  
 2. Clinical signs and symptoms of prearthritic intra-articular hip pathology/FAI diagnosed by a specialist Consultant Physiciana  
 3. Physical examination findings or reproduction of pain in the groin or lateral hip with the log roll, anterior hip impingement test, Thomas test or resisted straight leg-raise testb  
 4. Sufficient time to keep therapeutic appointments  
 5. Aged ≥ 18 years  
 6. Male  
Exclusion criteria  
 1. Inflammatory arthropathy  
 2. Hip infection or tumour  
 3. Hip fracture including history of stress fracture  
 4. Existing extra-articular hip disorders and/or any other pre-existing hip pathology  
 5. Major structural deformity of the hip  
 6. Advanced degenerative disease of the hip (Tönnis classification 2–3) [27]  
 7. Any physical impairment or co-morbidities (including cardio-vascular disease) precluding the safe participation in the rehabilitation programme and/or assessment procedures  
 8. History of congenital/adolescent hip disease  
 9. Cortico-steroid or analgesic injection intervention for hip within the previous 30-days  
 10. Clinical signs of lumbar spine disease including radiculopathy  
 11. Insufficient capacity to provide informed consent  
 12. Aged ≥ 50 years  
 13. Female  
  1. aConsultant diagnostic criteria will include [1] anterior or lateral hip pain for a minimum of 3-months; [2] history of pain worsening with activity, pivoting, hip flexion or weight bearing; [3] pain associated mechanical symptoms including popping, clicking or locking; [4] pain at rest; [5] physical examination findings or reproduction of pain in the groin or lateral hip with the anterior hip impingement test; [6] physical examination findings that exclude the spine and other lower-limb disorders as a potential source of pain and dysfunction; [7] patient self-report of sensations of instability during functional movements (e.g., squatting)
  2. bMeasurement techniques and positions are described at appendix 10 of the Additional file 1