Tom C B Pollard1, Eugene G. McNally1, Derek C. Wilson2, Burkhard Maedler3, David R. Wilson2, Marion Watson1, Andrew J. Carr1
1Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; 2Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 3Philips Healthcare, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The majority of cases of hip osteoarthritis are caused by morphological abnormalities, such as the cam deformity. Treating such deformity may prevent disease progression. A sensitive, responsive assay of chondral damage is needed to assess treatment efficacy.