IMPAKT HiP: Preventing Hip Pain

What causes hip pain? Is it certain types of physical activities, or a hip deformity called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), or both?

Investigations of Mobility, Physical Activity, and Knowledge in Hip Pain (IMPAKT-HiP) is a 5-year, $2.5 million project being carried out by 14 top-level researchers across Canada.

Led by Dr. John Esdaile, Scientific Director at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, the research team believes that the key to preventing hip damage and hip osteoarthritis could lie in determining the cause of hip pain. Watch this video to learn more:


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Scientific posters presented about this project include:

2014-03-12_1019_Poster-ImageAssociation of Ethnicity and Self Reported Hip Pain among Caucasian and Chinese in Vancouver: A Population-Based Study Presented at the Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Whistler BC, February 2014

2014-03-12_1019_Poster-ImagePrevalence of Femoroacetabular Impingement among Chinese Living in Vancouver, Canada Presented at the American College of Rheumatology / American Health Professionals Association, USA, October 2013


Oral presentations given about this study include:

stock-illustration-18152236-PosterFemoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in indigenous populations: Prevalence, physical functioning, quality of life, and health care utilization Presented at the Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Quebec City, February 2015


Principal Investigator:
John Esdaile

Linda Li (Co-lead: FAI in Canadian Population; Lead: Knowledge Translation Team)
Jolanda Cibere (Lead: Natural History of FAI)
Jacek Kopec (Lead: Physical Activity, FAI and Hip Pain)
Michael Gilbert
David Wilson (Lead: Biological Mechanism of Impingement; MRI Team)
Heather McKay
Hubert Wong (Lead: Biostatistics Team)
Donald Garbuz
Bruce Forster
Alexander MacKay
Michal Abrahamowicz
Carolyn Emery