Pincer femoroacetabular impingement

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Hip pain

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Pincer type femoroacetabular impingement: over-coverage of the femoral head by the acetabulum

Case Discussion

Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) refers to a clinical syndrome of painful, limited hip motion resulting from certain types of underlying morphological abnormalities in the femoral head/neck region and/or surrounding acetabulum. This can lead to early degenerative disease.


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Case information

rID: 2738
Published: 19th May 2008
Last edited: 25th Dec 2019
Tag: hip
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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