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What can treat femoroacetabular impingement?

What can treat femoroacetabular impingement?

Usually surgery: Most patients try physical therapy first. However, femoroacetabular impingement is usually best treated with surgery to address both the cause and repair the damage from the impingement. It can often be done arthroscopically but you should find an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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I need to know what is your experience treating femoroacetabular impingement in patients?

I need to know what is your experience treating femoroacetabular impingement in patients?

Variable: Femoroacetabular impingement ( fai) is being diagnosed w/ increasing frequency by orthopedic surgeons." cam" and "pincer" fai is frequently diagnosed in patients w/ hip pain, minimal x-ray changes but an MRI which is diagnostic . Often seen in middle aged adults presenting w/ hip pain from scfe or ddh from childhood. Arthroscopic ( or open) debridement can yield decent results but deteriorate.... ...Read more

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Have femoroacetabular impingement or avascular necrosis. not taken any pain killers. Here we have Ibuprofen or Paracetamol codeine or tramadol. Which?

Have femoroacetabular impingement or avascular necrosis. not taken any pain killers. Here we have Ibuprofen or Paracetamol codeine or tramadol. Which?

These meds serve: different purposes. Ibuprofen is both mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Paracetamol/codeine is a short acting pain killer. Tramadol is a long acting pain killer. You need accurate diagnosis because treatment is different for the conditions you mention. If it is truly AVN, you need an operation rather than treatment with meds. ...Read more

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What type of recovery for shoulder impingement surgery?

What type of recovery for shoulder impingement surgery?

Diagnosis Dependent: Although shoulder impingement is a very common diagnosis, you may be interested to learn that the commonly held belief by many patients and surgeons that a "spur" is cutting into the rotator cuff is not the most current thinking. So make sure you are comfortable you have the correct diagnosis before considering shoulder surgery. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2010. ...Read more

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