MRI’s and 3-D CT scans are great imaging tools to aid in diagnosing FAI. The MRI can confirm injuries to the labrum and the 3-D CT scan can provide valuable surgical information on both the Cam and Pincer deformities.Be advised that FAI can fail to show up on an x-ray. The x-rays of an FAI pat
Femoral Acetabular Impingement (sometimes spelled “femoroacetabular impingement”) is a mechanical mismatch between the “ball” and the “socket” of the hip. The first type of impingement is known as a ‘Cam’ deformity, or extra bony growth on the surface of the femoral head. The second is a
You will be up on crutches within the first 24 hours after hip arthroscopy surgery. Depending on the extent of the surgery, you may need crutches for partial weight-bearing for 2-4 weeks. A return to all activities may begin 3 months after the operation, with the level of intensity increasing gradua
“Hip arthroscopy is arguably the most rapidly growing field in orthopedic surgery.” This quote is taken from the August 2011 issue of the AAOS publication and is the beginning statement of an excellent article that talks in depth about the condition FAI (femoral acetabular impingement). The article.
Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) is a condition where the ‘ball’ and ‘socket’ of the hip are mismatched. With certain activities, they bump or “impinge” on each other. This causes pain, inflammation, and sometimes a grinding or popping with hip movement. Also, sitting for long periods can cause.
While being a teenager is young for any kind of pain, it is unusually young for hip pain—at least the kind of hip pain caused by arthritis or any other degenerative disease process. There is, however, a condition known as FAI (femoral acetabular impingement) that does affect younger individuals,...
We’re finding that the best results following hip arthroscopy are the ones where the patient has been extremely involved from day one in a physical therapy program geared specifically to them. It is a highly independent program, but it is monitored closely by a therapist who will be looking for any.
The typical x-ray to assist in diagnosing FAI (Femoral Acetabular Impingement) is a 2-view of the hip to include an AP and Dunn. An MRI/Arthrogram of the hip can demonstrate if there is injury to the labrum or articular surface. A 3-D CT scan with reconstruction can provide an in-depth look at the..
Avoiding the activities that cause hip pain and limiting extremes of motion can provide relief of FAI (Femoral Acetabular Impingement) symptoms. Physical therapy, steroid injections, and anti-inflammatory medications can make the pain bearable; however, returning to activity usually causes the
Hip arthroscopy surgery may be justified if: you have pain in the front of your hip, or groin area hip pain limits your activities the pain prevents you from being able to sit for prolonged periods you lack full range of motion in your hip without painIf anti-inflammatory medications, rest, and phy
While there are many causes of hip pain, from bursitis to arthritis, a new cause of hip pain coming to the forefront in the medical field is a condition called femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). This condition affects young to middle aged adults who lead active lifestyles and experience gro