Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery Is on the Rise-But What Is the Next Step?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Surgery for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) has been advocated for correction of cam and pincer hip joint morphology. Surgery for FAI was first pioneered by Myers et al, who surgically treated FAI by open dislocation. Arthroscopy was then introduced in 2005 by Sampson. Arthroscopy has continued to develop since then, with the intent of providing pain relief and improving function in patients with FAI. This Viewpoint discusses the escalating popularity of FAI surgery, the widespread acceptance of this relatively new surgical procedure, and next steps for determination of who benefits from this treatment. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(6):406-408. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.0605.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reiman, MP; Thorborg, K; Hölmich, P

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 406 - 408

PubMed ID

  • 27245488

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-1344

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2519/jospt.2016.0605


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States