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Also known as: FAI, hip impingement, CAM lesion of hip, pincer lesion of hip
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) occurs from excessive contact between the proximal femur (hip) and acetabulum (hip socket).
This can be caused by an abnormality of the proximal femur, acetabulum or both.
Common symptoms of femoroacetabular impingement include pain in the groin or thigh with sitting, walking or running.
Modification of activities and physical therapy can help decrease the pain associated with femoroacetabular impingement. If these treatments are not successful, open or arthroscopic surgery may be performed to normalize the anatomy of the hip joint.
Reviewed by: Kevin S Horowitz, MD
This page was last updated on: August 19, 2020 11:52 AM
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DDH is a spectrum of conditions that range from a hip that is slightly shallow to a hip that is not in the hip socket. It occurs in 1 to 4% of newborn children.
The femur is the upper leg bone that connects the knee to the hip. In some children, a birth defect causes the femur to be shorter than it should be. This lead to other developmental issues, such as deformity and instability of the hip and knee. Congenital femoral deficiency typically impacts just one femur, though it can affect both.