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Hip impingement surgery – can you return to sports and other activities?

A 2018 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine claims that surgery for hip impingement is VERY successful. It says that arthroscopic hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement reliably produces excellent results for patients. They claim it helps the overwhelming majority of hip pain patients return to sports quickly. Other studies about FAI surgery don’t show […]

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Another study on the success of surgery for FAI (not good news for patients)

When people are considering surgery for femoroacetabular impingement, they often hear some extraordinarily positive predictions of success.  I had one client say his surgeon said it was 99% certain that the surgery would solve his hip problems. I’ve had people email me from around the world say their surgeons are 90% certain that the surgery […]

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The real history of femoroacetabular impingement

Maybe you’ve been told you have femoroacetabular impingement. Maybe you suspect it’s what’s causing your hip pain. Let’s take a look an honest look at the theory behind femoroacetabular impingement and the science behind it. You’ll soon discover that femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. An overview of femoroacetabular impingement The medical theory […]

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Getting diagnosed with FAI – does the diagnostic process make sense?

Femoracetabular impingement – also known as hip impingement – has become the go-to diagnosis for anyone who has hip pain and range of motion restriction. It is a diagnosis that was not even around until 2003 (when a group of surgeons proposed it as an explanation for pain, range of motion problems, and even arthritis), but its prevalence has exploded […]

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Does an alternative explanation for femoral acetabular impingement make sense?

A while back, I made this video to provide a preliminary outline of my ideas about hip pain and the recently created diagnosis of femoroacetabular impingement and the increasingly common surgical treatment. I received a comment on that video from someone purporting to be a physician practicing in orthopedics that I thought would be very important to […]

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What do you do about trigger points with FAI?

You’ve been told you’ve got hip impingement. You don’t want surgery. You’ve started learning how to exercise your hips and to do massage work on yourself. Now you’ve discovered TRIGGER POINTS! Someone posed this question on a Facebook support group for people who are suffering with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). I do have a question about […]

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