Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery Is on the Rise-But What Is the Next Step?

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Jun;46(6):406-8. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2016.0605.


Surgery for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) has been advocated for correction of cam and pincer hip joint morphology. Surgery for FAI was first pioneered by Myers et al, who surgically treated FAI by open dislocation. Arthroscopy was then introduced in 2005 by Sampson. Arthroscopy has continued to develop since then, with the intent of providing pain relief and improving function in patients with FAI. This Viewpoint discusses the escalating popularity of FAI surgery, the widespread acceptance of this relatively new surgical procedure, and next steps for determination of who benefits from this treatment. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(6):406-408. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.0605.

Keywords: FAI; arthroscopy; femoroacetablur impingement; surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Arthralgia / etiology
  • Arthralgia / surgery
  • Arthroscopy / statistics & numerical data*
  • Biomedical Research
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Femoracetabular Impingement / complications
  • Femoracetabular Impingement / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Social Media
  • Treatment Outcome