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Is surgery required for FAI?

Is surgery required for FAI?

Sometimes, both types are present together and are called combined impingement. FAI can be treated with femoroacetabular osteoplasty (FAO), a surgical procedure performed to remove the protruding bony areas of the hip joint, thereby allowing an impingement-free range of motion of the hip.

How successful is FAI surgery?

Conclusions: Primary hip arthroscopy for patients with FAI had excellent clinical outcome scores at a minimum of two years of follow-up. The average time to achieve success postoperatively, as defined, was less than six months. Overall, the success rate was 81.1%, which was consistent with prior studies.

Do you always need surgery for hip impingement?

If these treatments do not relieve pain, your doctor may recommend hip impingement surgery. The type of surgery needed will depend on the problem causing hip impingement and how much cartilage damage has occurred. Often, surgery for hip impingement can be performed arthroscopically.

What is done during hip impingement surgery?

Hip impingement surgery is a procedure to repair an injury to the labrum, the cuff of cartilage that surrounds the acetabulum (hip socket). In this procedure, the surgeon cleans out or repairs torn labrum tissue by sewing it back together. The surgeon then re-shapes the bones of the hip joint.

What is life like after total hip replacement?

Life after hip replacement is likely to return to normal, although you’ll need to focus on avoiding risky activities. Sports including inline and ice skating, racquetball and squash, baseball, softball, football, and soccer all should typically be avoided, as they are high contact and have a high risk of falls.

What is the recovery time for arthroscopic hip surgery?

Recovery from arthroscopic hip surgery can take up to six weeks, and often includes physical therapy. A successful surgery can repair tears or worn areas on the labrum, leaving the surface smooth.

Does surgery for hip impingement/FAI work?

Dr. Shane Nho, sports medicine and hip arthroscopy specialist at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, recently published a study further proving that arthroscopic hip surgery is an effective treatment for femoroacetablular impingement (FAI), a hip condition in which the ball shaped femoral head in the hip rubs abnormally or does not permit a normal range of motion in the acetabular socket.

What is FAI hip impingement?

Hip Impingement. Femoroacetabular impingement, also known as FAI or hip impingement, is a condition in which there is abnormal contact between the ball (aka the femoral head) and the rim of the socket (the acetabulum). The condition is now thought to be a major contributor to the development of arthritis of the hip joint.