Femoroacetabular impingement: prevention or intervention? The sports physician's quandary

  title={Femoroacetabular impingement: prevention or intervention? The sports physician's quandary},
  author={J. Cakic and J. Patricios},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={1073 - 1074}
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a mechanical process by which the human hip fails due to pathological contact between the skeletal prominences of the acetabulum and the femur. This repetitive pathological contact occurs during normal activities of daily living as well as, more prominently, in an athletic population. This causes a microtraumatic effect and subsequently irreversible chondral damage to the acetabular as well as femoral surfaces—osteoarthritis of the hip joint.1 Two types of… Expand
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