Hypermobility among patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome

Lisa C. U. Reimer, Julie Sandell Jacobsen, Inger Mechlenburg

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INTRODUCTION: Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS)
is a common and disabling hip condition. Hypermobility has
been suggested as a possible cause of GTPS. The purpose
of this study was to report the prevalence of hypermobility
and to investigate its impact on hip-related function and
awareness in patients with GTPS.

METHODS: This cross-sectional study was based on a
cohort of patients diagnosed with GTPS in the 2013-2015
period. Hypermobility was investigated with the Beighton
Score and defined by a cut-off score ≥ 5. Data on patients‘
current hip function and awareness were collected with the
questionnaires the Copenhagen Hip and Groin Outcome
Score and the Forgotten Joint Score.

RESULTS: A total of 612 patients with GTPS were identified
based on the diagnosis system; out of those, 390 patients
were assessed for eligibility, and 145 (37%) were included.
The prevalence of hypermobility within this cohort was
estimated to be 11% (95% confidence interval (CI): 3-26%) for
males and 25% (95% CI: 17-34%) for females. No significant
association was found between hypermobility and selfreported
hip function and awareness.

CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of hypermobility in patients
with GTPS was high, but the prevalence of hypermobility did
not influence hip function and awareness. The results were
based on a very low response rate and should be
interpreted with this in mind.
TidsskriftDanish Medical Journal
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)1-5
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2019


  • Sygdom, sundhedsvidenskab og sygepleje
  • Lateral hip pain
  • Trochanteric pain syndrome
  • hypermobility


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