Radiographic prevalence of femoroacetabular impingement in a young population with hip complaints is high.

@article{Ochoa2010RadiographicPO,
  title={Radiographic prevalence of femoroacetabular impingement in a young population with hip complaints is high.},
  author={Leah M Ochoa and Laura Dawson and Jeanne C. Patzkowski and Joseph R. Hsu},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2010},
  volume={468 10},
  pages={
          2710-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is reportedly a prearthritic condition in young adults that can progress to osteoarthritis. However, the prevalence of FAI is unknown in the young, active population presenting with hip complaints. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We sought to determine (1) the prevalence of radiographic findings of FAI in a young, active patient population with complaints localized to the region of the hip presenting to primary care and orthopaedic clinics; (2) the percentage… CONTINUE READING
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