Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), also known as hip impingement, as a mechanical or structural disorder of the hip. It can occur in people of all ages, including adolescents and young adults.
The Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Replacement department will discuss appropriate treatment options with you. Some patients are able to successfully manage hip impingement with conservative therapies, including Reducing certain types of physical activity, Physiotherapy, Pain management,Injections.
Given our experiences to date, there is a need for increased awareness of FAI in young patients with significant hip pain2. This will allow prompt investigation and management with the possibility of both improving acute symptoms and also slowing or preventing further degeneration of the hip and, potentially at least, deferring the need for total hip arthroplasty. As techniques continually improve we can expect increasingly effective surgical and regenerative solutions for these patients. Such improvements can be expected to greatly improve patient outcomes and lessen the current increases being seen in arthritic hip conditions.