Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 15, Issue 8, pp 1041–1047

Clinical presentation of femoroacetabular impingement

  • Marc J. Philippon
  • R. Brian Maxwell
  • Todd L. Johnston
  • Mara Schenker
  • Karen K. Briggs
Hip

DOI: 10.1007/s00167-007-0348-2

Cite this article as:
Philippon, M.J., Maxwell, R.B., Johnston, T.L. et al. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthr (2007) 15: 1041. doi:10.1007/s00167-007-0348-2

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify subjective complaints and objective findings in patients treated for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). Three hundred and one arthroscopic hip surgeries were performed to treat FAI. The most frequent presenting complaint was pain, with 85% of patients reporting moderate or marked pain. The most common location of pain was the groin (81%). The average modified Harris Hip score was 58.5(range 14–100). The average sports hip outcome score was 44.0 (range 0–100). The anterior impingement test was positive in 99% of the patients. Range of motion was reduced in the injured hip. Patients who had degenerative changes in the hip had a greater reduction in range of motion. The most common symptom reported in patients with FAI was groin pain. Patient showed decreased ability to perform activities of daily living and sports. Significant decreases in hip motion were observed in operative hips compared to non-operative hips.

Keywords

Hip arthroscopyFemoroacetabular impingementLabralSymptomsGroin pain

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc J. Philippon
    • 1
  • R. Brian Maxwell
    • 1
  • Todd L. Johnston
    • 2
  • Mara Schenker
    • 1
  • Karen K. Briggs
    • 1
  1. 1.Steadman Hawkins Research FoundationAttn: Clinical ResearchVailUSA
  2. 2.Cedar Valley Medical SpecialistWaterlooUSA