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:

Sunday, 23 May 2010

FAI hip bloggers please link your story to new facebook site.

Hi All,
Fellow bloggers please would you visit hip blogs (FAI, PAO, THR) on facebook and add your blog.http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=119530398085022

I've created a portal to link to hip blogs of all kinds on this page and if you go to: the "wall" where it says what's on you mind? ..and write in this box who you are and a v brief synopsis or you/your blog, then scroll directly below this box where it says attach, click 'link' just below where you are writing and write in your blog full address and click share all you will then have published your site on the facebook hip blogs link site to help others.

Blogs have helped us and I spent hours looking for blogs like yours, if someone can just come to this page and find loads of great hip blogs, it'll be so easy for them.
Thank you, much appreciated Louisa.

Ps this includes PAO and THR as they often overlap.


  1. I tried all this but somehow i still couldn't get it too work?? Perhaps if you can help me?? Or add me I'm Debbie Wyatt on FB Or Mystic Moonshadows?

  2. Louisa, Im not on facebook-will get around to it one of these days! You are welcome to add my blog if you wish, if not I promise I will if I ever manage to find the time to go on.
    Kate x

  3. I had hubby add it. He has the facebook account. So hopefully he added it correctly. I think that is really good idea to group blogs together. It would be easier to find.

  4. Am so glad I have come across your blog, only have had a quick glance. I have been experiencing similar hip and associated pain for 2 years and have finally been diagnosed with FAI. I have an arthroscopy next week. Long journey and story to tell - will set up a blog and share. Cheers for now, Paul (Twitter ID - @pluke17

  5. Hey Louisa!

    Can you add the Hip Preservvation Portal?

    Unfortunately, I do not do facebook or related things such as that...YET! =)

    Super Hip Chick

  6. Hey! I sent you an email but in the meantime, here is my link to my blog. I coudln't add it on facebook for some reason. I have had bilateral hip surgery and my entire family has FAi and I would love to help other patients and that is why i made my blog.



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