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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hip and Knee

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Hip Research

Hip and/or groin pain affects a large number of people in the UK and around the world. Our research team is dedicated to reducing hip and/or groin pain.

We are currently running clinical trials on the development of the hip condition, Femoracetabular Impingement (FAI), and a new kind of hip replacement.

Femoracetabular impingement is an abnormal shape of the hip that can give rise to groin pain and it increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis over twenty years. The cause of this condition is still unknown and therefore we are currently running two trials to find out more about this condition and the best way to treat it.


FAITStudy to determine the best way to treat FAIT: surgical or non-surgical. Will either treatment help prevent osteoartritis in the hip? Please use link below for more information.


FAIMStudy to determine whether activity levels during adolescence influence hip shape and to explore the relationships between hip shape and early degenerative change.


MiniHipResearch on new types of hip replacements - there are many available from small tems to new bearing surfaces (i.e. ceramic).

One of our research programmes focuses on testing new implants and their longevity.