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.

Also please feel welcome to join in our help and advice forum for support. We have 3 advising FAI expert hip surgeons, 3 PT/physios and a sports medicine doctor as well as the largest international FAI hip impingement forum on the net:

Thursday, 29 October 2009

hip arthroscopy recovery 15 wks 5 days.

Well astrologically speaking the outlook for my hip is rather good. Saturn apparently leaves virgo (thats me), ..supposedly, about 2 yrs ago he arrived for a long stay bringing, stress, worse hips, increased pain and rubbish doctors into my life and he leaves my sign tomorrow WUHOO! I almost want to stay up tonight and watch him leave!!!

And Jupiter, the planet of bountiful good hips, femurs, labrums, pain relief and brilliant doctors, is popping into my sign, thats virgo in case you missed it the first time, for a brief period.
So don't say I don't look on the bright side, or find ways of staying positive..

Mrs Clutching at straws!!


  1. Funny..Im a virgo!! Saw Philippon...didnt get to ask your question...SORRY. Not enough time.

  2. No worries I know how stressful those appointments are, did he say you were doing well?

  3. So because I am a libra what the heck happened ?? You make me giggle so much.

  4. Hee hee, funny! And yay - virgo also - bring it on! :)

  5. Clare, are you Clare who's seeing the super amazing physio Louise at Physiocure, who is single handedly identifying all of us local hippy limpers?? And you saw Proff Schilders also? Oh hope all is going well for you.
    I'm improving I think, well I was until I picked up a giant pumpkin today for my daughters first birthday...They weigh a tonne, who knew!

  6. ps Clare check out Noell Blevins blog, see above, she also is a triathelete, when I say also I mean as well as you, not me!

  7. Hi Louisa, yep thats me. Its really great to read your blog and see how you are getting along. I've had a look at Noell's blog too. Its lovely to have a little community of people going through similar stuff. Looking forward to reading more!