Clinical Outcomes and
Applied Research Studies

The Cincinnati Hip Preservation Center (CHPC) is responsible for every phase of all patient related studies under the direction of Dr. Mahmoud Almasri and adjunct faculty, Drs. Ankit Bansal, Michael Palmer and Sanjeev Bhatia. The Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Center aims to provide patients from the Midwest region and beyond with a cutting edge, multidisciplinary approach involving injuries of the hip. Using the latest in newly developed arthroscopic and open surgical techniques, newly developed cartilage technologies, and non-surgical rehabilitation protocols and injections, the Center aims to provide young, active individuals with the best evidence-based non-arthroplasty treatment options for relieving hip pain, delaying the progression of end stage arthritis, and returning individuals to sports and function. Additionally, the Center is actively engaged in research and education efforts to advance the understanding of hip and joint preservation, sports medicine, and orthopaedic wellness.

Current Studies:

  1. Osteochondroplasty Benefits the Pragmatic Patient with Femoroacetabular Impingement: Analysis from the Embedded Prospective Cohort of the FIRST Trial
  2. Urinary and Sexual Dysfunction following FAI Surgery: Analysis from the FIRST trial.
  3. Postoperative Radiographic Outcomes in Arthroscopic Osteochondroplasty for FAI: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
  4. Effect of Femoral and Acetabular Version on Outcomes Following Hip Arthroscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

When the Best Matters


CSMOC is an award-winning center for orthoapedic treatment in Cincinnati.


Briggs KK, Soares E, Bhatia S, Philippon MJ. Postoperative alpha angle not associated with patient-centered midterm outcomes following hip arthroscopy for FAI. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019; 27(10: 3105-3109.

Ellman MB, Scheidt M, Skendzel JG, Bhatia S. Successful hip arthroscopy using postless distraction in a professional basketball player: a case report. JBJS Case Connect. 2019; 9(4): e0080.

Ellman MB, Hulse J, Chahla J, Bhatia S. Kite measurement technique for enhanced accuracy and technical proficiency of graft preparation in segmental labral reconstruction of the hip. Arthrosc
Tech. 2019; 8(9): e1043-e1049.

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