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X-Ray Showing Pain in the Knees

Hip Femoroacetabular Impingement (extra bone growth)

What is Hip Femoroacetabular Impingement

3 Types of Hip Impingement
Hip femoral acetabular impingement

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) 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. Because they do not fit together perfectly, the bones rub against each other during movement. Over time this friction can damage the joint, causing pain and limiting activity.

Some people may live long, active lives with Femoroacetabular impingement and never have problems. When symptoms develop, however, it usually indicates that there is damage to the cartilage or labrum and the disease is likely to progress. Because athletic people may work the hip joint more vigorously, they may begin to experience pain earlier than those who are less active. However, exercise does not cause Femoroacetabular impingement. The most common symptoms of Femoroacetabular impingement include: Pain, Stiffness and Limping.

Your doctor may order imaging tests to help determine whether you have Femoroacetabular impingement. X-rays,Computed tomography (CT) scans, or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. These studies can create better images of soft tissue. They will help your doctor find damage to the labrum and articular cartilage. There are conservative therapy such as physical therapy, PRP or stem cell.

Hip Femoroacetabular Impingement Treatments

If conservative therapy fails, surgery can be performed. Surgery for hip impingement can be performed arthroscopically. This technique involves inserting a lighted scope and thin tools through small incisions over your hip instead of making a large incision. Arthroscopy is usually an outpatient surgery. This means you can go home the same day.

For more information about pain treatment for hip femoroacetabular impingement (extra bone growth) in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, CA area, please contact us at 855-SOMA-844 (855-766-2844).