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. Some typical symptoms include Stiffness in the thigh, hip, or groin, The inability to flex the hip beyond a right angle,Pain in the groin area, particularly after the hip has been flexed (such as after running or jumping or even extended periods sitting down), Pain in the hip, groin, or lower back that can occur at rest as well as during activity.
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.
There are a multitude of well recognized hip and groin injuries that commonly affect athletes; however, a more recently recognized and possibly often overlooked cause of hip pain is that of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). FAI is characterized by abutment of the femoral neck against the acetabular rim, which may occur by two mechanisms known as 'CAM' or 'pincer' impingement, although most commonly by a mixture of both. CAM impingement is characterized by abutment of the femoral neck against the acetabulum due to a morphological abnormality of the femoral head-neck junction. Pincer impingement occurs where an abnormality of the acetabulum results in impingement against an often normal femoral neck. Both CAM and pincer impingement are known to result in pathological consequences of cartilage delamination and labral lesions, leading to significant pain and disruption to athletic performance and activities of daily living in athletes.