Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition that can result in pain and limited movement in your hip joint. This condition is the result of a poorly shaped hip joint that causes the bones in your hip to rub against each other during movement. When nonsurgical treatment fails to provide you with the healing you need, it may be time to consider FA impingement surgery.
At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our highly-trained, expert surgeons can help you find relief and help you decide whether or not FA Impingement Surgery is the right course of action for you. If you decide that surgical treatment is the best option for you, we’ll work alongside you at every step of the way to ensure both an effective procedure and a personalized recovery plan.
If you’re ready to find relief from your FA impingement, schedule your first consultation with the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today. If you’re in an emergency situation, visit the Immediate Care Clinic at our Schaumburg, IL location.
If tests show joint damage caused by FAI and your pain is not relieved by nonsurgical treatment, your doctor may recommend surgery.
Many FAI problems can be treated with arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic procedures are done with small incisions and thin instruments. The surgeon uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, to view inside the hip.
During arthroscopy, your doctor can repair or clean out any damage to the labrum and articular cartilage. He or she can correct the FAI by trimming the bony rim of the acetabulum and also shaving down the bump on the femoral head. Some severe cases may require an open operation with a larger incision to accomplish this.
Surgical management involves dislocation of the hip (while preserving the blood supply to the femoral head) and femoroacetabular osteoplasty.
Encouraging results have been reported following femoroacetabular osteoplasty and arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement.