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Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Anatomy | General Information | Post-Operative Care

Labral Tears | Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI): Cam & Pincer | Chondral Defects | Synovitis & Arthritis
Loose Bodies | Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome | Iliotibial Band Syndrome | Gluteus Medius Tears


Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)


Normally, the femoral head (ball) moves smoothly inside the acetabulum (socket). In femoroacetabular impingement, an abnormally shaped femur or acetabulum contact causing friction and limited motion.

The labrum is pinched during certain movements (impingement means, “to pinch”), and cartilage in the joint can be damaged. (illustration or picture here)

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) may be a cause of early arthritis.


Signs and Symptoms


What causes femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)?


What damage is caused by femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)?


Surgical Treatment: Hip Arthroscopy