FAI Research: Are FAI clinical tests useful?

Are clinical exams for FAI and labral tears accurate and useful? This study says there does not seem to be any evidence that clinical exams provide any useful information in relation to labral tears and/or FAI.

Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for the diagnosis of hip femoroacetabular impingement/labral tear: a systematic review with meta-analysis: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25515771

Quick research summaries:
FAI bone shapes and pain: https://www.thefaifix.com/bones-dont-cause-fai-pain/
FAI bone shapes and arthritis: https://www.thefaifix.com/fai-does-not-lead-to-severe-arthritis/
Labral tears and pain: https://www.thefaifix.com/do-labral-tears-matter/

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For more relevant material:
1) diagnostic criteria for FAI make no sense: http://uprighthealth.com/?p=7558
2) unreliability of x-rays and anterior hip impingement tests: http://uprighthealth.com/?p=7703
3) CAM impingement and supposed causation of arthritis: http://uprighthealth.com/?p=7784
4) What is arthritis really? http://uprighthealth.com/?p=7946
5) Prevalence of FAI in CT scans of young asymptomatic population: http://www.ajronline.org/doi/full/10.2214/AJR.12.8546
6) Is a Positive Femoroacetabular Impingement Test a Common Finding in Healthy Young Adults?: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3676610/
7) Does FAI cause arthritis? This 2010 study gives a resounding NO: http://www.bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk/content/93-B/5/580.short
8) Does pincer impingement lead to arthritis? This study also says NO: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23850552

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