What is Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)?
The femoral head and pelvic acetabulum are the two bones that form the hip joint. Smooth articular cartilage covers the femoral head and a rim of cartilage called the hip labrum surrounds the outer edge of the acetabulum. These structures help the hip bones move smooth and easy without pain.
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) occurs when excess bone or bone spurs on the femoral head and/or acetabulum cause the femur and acetabulum to rub against each other.
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