Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

What is FAI?In a healthy hip joint, the acetabulum (socket) and femoral head (ball) glide smoothly without friction. However, alterations to either surface can lead to irritation as they interact, resulting in Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI). This common hip disorder manifests as pain and stiffness. Types of FAI:FAI can be categorized as cam, pincer, or mixed.

Hip Pain and Labral Tears

What is the labrum of the hip? The labrum is a fibrous rim of cartilage that covers and seals your hip socket. This lining of cartilage provides stability for the thigh bone (femur) inside of the hip socket (acetabulum), whilst also allowing flexibility. How do tears happen? Labral tears can occur from an injury involving