Femoroacetabular impingement in a professional soccer player

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 May;21(5):1203-11. doi: 10.1007/s00167-012-2097-0. Epub 2012 Jul 3.


Presented is the case of a 25-year-old professional soccer player with a long-standing history of hip injuries, including a hamstring injury, adductor partial tearing with surgical release and labral tearing in the hip joint. The patient was eventually found to have a mixed type femoracetabular impingement and adaptive bony changes of the hip. The patient was treated with an arthroscopic acetabuloplasty of the pincer lesion, femoroplasty for the treatment of the cam lesion and labral repair along with open proximal adductor repair to restore the native biomechanics of the hip.

Level of evidence: V.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / surgery*
  • Femoracetabular Impingement / surgery*
  • Hip Injuries / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Soccer / injuries*