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Femoroacetabular Impingement

A Review

Egger, Anthony C. MD; Frangiamore, Salvatore MD; Rosneck, James MD

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: December 2016 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 - p e53–e58
doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000126
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Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is one of the most researched conditions in sports medicine today. FAI occurs due to abnormal morphology and subsequently contact between the proximal femur and the acetabulum. With repetitive loading, this femoroacetabular mismatch can be a source of labral and chondral injuries. FAI is more prevalent in the athletic population, particularly those athletes who participated in high level activities at a younger age. If nonoperative management is failed, surgical treatment is often done arthroscopically and with good results. This review attempts to provide an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and potential treatment options of FAI with a focus on the most recent literature.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Garfield Hts, OH

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: James Rosneck, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Garfield Hts, OH 44125

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