Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Pain Associated with Femeroacetabular Impingement

Heidi Prather, Peter Moley, Devyani M. Hunt, Monica Rho

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Advancements in hip arthroscopy have improved understanding of hip disorders that occur prior to the onset of hip osteoarthritis. Femoroacetabular impingement of the hip is a bony deformity that can become symptomatic. Questions as to why some people develop symptoms unilaterally or bilaterally and why some remain asymptomatic remain unanswered. This review will discuss the development of the literature regarding femoroacetabular impingement available to healthcare providers today. Patient characteristics and symptom complexes will be reviewed as well as physical examination and diagnostic evaluation. The literature regarding treatment is heavily weighted in surgical studies and few nonsurgical studies exist. A brief overview is completed of surgical options and outcomes for both surgical and nonsurgical treatments.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Hip acetabular labral tear
  • Hip deformity
  • Hip pain


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