Hip Arthroscopy and FAI
This patient is a 20 year-old male with bilateral hip femoroacteabular impingement. These x-rays are before and after his left hip arthroscopy, labral repair and femoral osteoplasty. Note the convex deformity on the top of his femoral head (yellow) before surgery and the restoration of the normal, concave, head and neck offset after surgery. By removing this deformity he no longer impinges between the femoral head and acetabulum.
Before Labral Repair
After Labral Refixation
How does the hip joint work?
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Diagnosing joint injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination, and usually X-rays. Additional tests such as an MRI, or CT scan also may be needed. Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made which may be more accurate than through "open" surgery or from X-ray studies.
Femoro Acetabular Impingement FAI
Femoroacetabular Impingement FAI is a condition resulting from abnormal pressure and friction between the ball and socket of the hip joint resulting in pain and progressive hip dysfunction. This when left untreated leads to the development of secondary osteoarthritis of the hip.
Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons .
- Activities After a Hip Replacement
- Additional Resources on the Hip
- Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Surgery
- Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia Paresthetica)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)
- Falls and Hip Fractures
- Fracture of the Pelvis
- Hip Bursitis
- Hip Dislocation
- Hip Fracture
- Hip Implants
- Hip Strains
- Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
- Live It Safe-Prevent Broken Hips
- Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
- Muscle Strains in the Thigh
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Osteonecrosis of the Hip
- Pediatric Thighbone (Femur) Fracture
- Preventing Hip Fractures
- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
- Snapping Hip
- Thighbone (Femur) Fracture
- Total Hip Replacement
- Total Hip Replacement Exercise Guide
- Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip