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:

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

hip arthroscopy recovery 20 and half weeks

29th January 2010 - BOOKED SECOND HIP OPPPPPPP (biting nails, breathing heavily, upturned eyebrows,) Arrgghhghghghghghgh

14 comments:

  1. Wow! Think how much less scary it will be knowing what happens and what good and whats bad. How far off is it? Good luck!

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  2. 29th Jan 10?? Is that how you right it? or 2010?! I think though that I blanked it out! My traumas were waking and peeing every 20 mins for 6 hrs and ratty nurses with bed pans and the hellish juggling of reluctant childcare for 3 months and how my daughter ignored me and my son thought me a bore!
    Conversely, I am improving and if Proff Schilders can magic away this endless pain, then I am totally sold!

    How are you getting along now? Are you nearly out 2 months from Schilders now? Have you tried water yet?

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  3. Wow! You are one brave lady- Good luck
    Kate xxx
    Ps Sorry about the blog, will get round to it soon, promise.

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  4. OK you're the second person to say wow, is there something I should know??! ..is it a crap idea? Am I overly positive about my prospects? Bonkers?

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  5. Eepp, that's quick! I can't get my 6 week check until 10 weeks because of Christmas etc lol.
    Hoping all goes well, don't panic, it won't help and will make you feel worse! Keep me in mind, I think I'm a great model patient lol

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  6. will be 6 and half months after first, originally would've been 3 months between, but this recovery has been shakey and its prob giving this hip longer to stabilize. Some peeple's ops 2 months apart! Yes you are a good patient, lots of upbeat status's and baking and the cats are getting spoilt!

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  7. two days after my LTHR !! We can compare notes on the recovery. I think you'll be leaps and bounds better by then. Unfortuantely my arthroscopy (whilst helping with the pain)in March highlighted the degree of damage and new consultant is of the opinion let's just get on with it. Yippee and roll on shopping triathlons ! Dee x

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  8. Oh Dee very brave, thats a biggy, what was the damage?

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  9. Go Louisa, I think thats great. Plus after both are done and recovered, you can really push your hips and see what they can do, all fixed! You sound as if things may well ahve turned a corner, after slowing doown on the PT a bit, which is great news. Well done, and keep going, you WILL get there. xxx

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  10. Thanks Sam, when's your op, must be very soon now? will you keep me posted? Wishing you well!

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  11. Its on tuesday!! Bit scared, but mostly just desperate to get it over with and get recovering now. Really hoping he does both ops in one go so I don't have to stay ages in hospital, but won't know until I wake up xx

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  12. God, yes I hope so too for you, its such an ordeal.. Will be thinking of you on Tues xx keep us updated on your progress! xx

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  13. Hi Louisa, bone on bone in 2 places and damage to both the socket and femoral head. Significant damage to cartilage and noticeable narrowing of the joint space. Too bad for a PAO so replacement is the only real alternative. Just can't wait to get it done as although the scope helped, I'm not back to normal activity. Dee x

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  14. Whats your op date? I hear replacements have super high satisfaction on pain relief.

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