CAM impingement, FAI, femoroacetabular impingement, hip pain, labrum tear, Pincer impingement
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Rimmasch, Alec Jr. and Ravert, Patricia K., "Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Guide to Diagnosis in Primary Care" (2013). Faculty Publications. 5281.
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