Keywords

CAM impingement, FAI, femoroacetabular impingement, hip pain, labrum tear, Pincer impingement

Abstract

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) has been a diagnosis for approximately a decade in the medical field. Although FAI was once considered uncommon, it is now documented as 1 of the most common hip disorders. FAI is a variance or overgrowth within the femoral head neck space, acetabular ring, labrum, or cartilage. Patients with FAI frequently present in a general practice setting and endure months of pain and physical therapy before a correct diagnosis is ascertained. Understanding FAI and appropriate treatment and diagnostic procedures will facilitate early diagnosis in the primary care setting, providing the best chance for patient recovery.

Original Publication Citation

Rimmasch, A. J. & Ravert, P. (2013). Femoroacetabular impingement: A guide to diagnosis in primary care. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 9(9), 606-611.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013-09-28

Publisher

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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Other Nursing Commons

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