FAI Hip Impingement (Femoro-acetabular Impingement)

FAI Hip Impingement Awareness facts - It is estimated that approximately 15% of the young, adult population have hip impingement, so who do you know that might have it?
Hip impingement causes painful labral tears within the hip socket.
Hip FAI symptoms are misleading to the average medical professional, as FAI hip impingement pain frequently presents as low back pain and interesting only 10% of back pain is ever clinically diagnosed and cured... Which begs the question what percentage is actually caused by hip FAI or hip impingement, as its otherwise known.
The more active you are, the more likely you are to trigger hip impingement symptoms, so busy mums and gym bunnies beware... but at least you're in good company as many premiere league football players have also suffered FAI hip pain.
Hip impingement is diagnosed through x-ray and labral tears are diagnosed through MRI arthograms - but both need to be read by hip consultants specifically trained in FAI hip impingement.
There are 60,000 hip replacements every year in the UK and it now appears that FAI hip impingement, over the years, could be the leading cause of hip osteoarthritis. A silent epidemic.
Hip arthroscopy can reduce the hip impingement and reattach the torn labrum to the hip socket. This surgery can eliminate the pain and disability caused by FAI hip impingement and divert the need for hip replacement in later life.


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Sunday, 19 July 2009

Hip arthroscopy rehab - day 9

Had a shower ALONE, ALONE, ALONE, wuhoo.. I can see there will be small victories ahead!
Teeny weeny walk yesterday absolutely knackered me! Took about 20 mins to go 50 yards and back, then had to go to bed! Won't be entering the Olympics yet then.
Feel rubbish today, really sore throat and temp 100 degrees, probably swine flu knowing my luck at the moment ..be really annoying to go through hip arthroscopy for FAI and then pop my crocs over swine flu!!
Its not swine flu by the way...hmm wait, I wonder if I should google swi..........

1 comment:

  1. The shower is a beautiful thing ! It's great they you are up and walking on it, regardless if it's even a short distance. Shows things are improving for you.
    I am so sorry you feel so sick too. This is hard enough to go through without being sick on top of it. They do they know why your running a fever ? I will send positive thoughts your way and hope you get to feeling better.

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