Outcomes for Surgical Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adults

Caitlin C. Chambers, Alan L. Zhang

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To assess the outcomes of modern techniques for arthroscopic surgery in the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement.

RECENT FINDINGS: While initially approached by means of open surgical hip dislocation, recent literature has shown generally good outcomes of arthroscopic treatment for femoroacetabular impingement. Modern advances in hip arthroscopy technique and implants now allow for labral repair or reconstruction when indicated. Arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement results in significant improvements in patient pain and function, with low complication rates and high patient satisfaction. A majority of improvements in these patients occur within 1 to 2 years post-operatively. Hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement yields the best results in patients without significant arthritis or hip dysplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-280
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 15 2019

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  • Acetabular labrum
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip labral repair


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