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Femoroacetabular Impingement

Femoroacetabular Impingement - Causes and Risk Factors

Femoroacetabular Impingement - Diagnosis

Femoroacetabular Impingement - Treatments

What can we do?

Your doctor will take your history, perform a physical examination and send you for further relevant radiological investigations. X-rays can show if your hip has the abnormally-shaped hip joint bones of FAI and can show us if there are signs of arthritis. An MRI scan of the hip will allow the doctor to look for damage to the labrum (i.e. fibrocartilage) or articular cartilage of your hip joint.

The doctor will then be able to recommend activity modification, prescribe pain medications and refer you for physical therapy for hip strengthening and to improve the hip motion. Sometimes, they may refer you to an Orthopaedic Surgeon to evaluate whether arthroscopic surgery is necessary.

Exercises to strengthen hip

  • Single leg mini squat
  • Bulgarian squat
  • Running man on trampoline
  • Double leg bridging
  • Single leg bridging
  • Step ups
  • Forward lunges
  • Side lunges
  • Double leg ½ squats
  • Single leg ½ squats
  • Wall squats
  • Double leg chair stands
  • Single leg chair stands
  • clams

Exercises to improve the hip motion

  • Hip flexor stretch
  • Hip external rotation stretch 1
  • Hip external rotation stretch 2
  • Hip internal rotation stretch

Femoroacetabular Impingement - Preparing for surgery

Femoroacetabular Impingement - Post-surgery care

Femoroacetabular Impingement - Other Information

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