What is it?

Femoroacetabular impingement is a condition characterized by excessive bone growth along the bones that form the hip joint. Due to its abnormal shape, the bones do not fit well together, causing friction during movement. This friction causes damage to the joint, resulting in pain and limited activity. The reason for the abnormal development is not fully understood.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Femoral acetabular impingement

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include pain in the groin area or outside the hip, stiffness and limping.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include imaging tests.

Treatment

Treatment may include rest, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and surgical treatment such as arthroscopy.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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