• Dr. Sunil Dachepalli

Femoroacetabular Impingement

Femoroacetabular impingement is a condition in which extra bone grows along one or both of the bones that form the hip joint, giving the bones an irregular shape.

Types:

1.Pincer:

This occurs because extra bone extends out over the normal rim of the acetabulum.

2.Cam:

Here the femoral head is not round and cannot rotate smoothly inside the acetabulum.

3.Combined:

Combined impingement means that both the pincer and cam types are present.

Symptoms:

  1. Pain

  2. Stiffness

  3. Limping

Management:

Non-surgical:

Activity changes

Non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication

Physiotherapy

Surgical:

If conservative management fails, your doctor may recommend arthroscopy.

Hip arthroscopy

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