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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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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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Lumbar MRI showed N impingement @ L5-S1 & poss surgery'd be microdiscectomy to remove extruded part w/ min recovery. Now symptoms indicate L3-L4 impingement too. How would this change poss surgery/recovery?

Lumbar MRI showed N impingement @ L5-S1 & poss surgery'd be microdiscectomy to remove extruded part w/ min recovery. Now symptoms indicate L3-L4 impingement too. How would this change poss surgery/recovery?

Back surgery: You need to ask your surgeon, however if MRI was fairly recent and showed no problems at L3/L4 then answer probably no change. Pain could be from the extruded fragment migrating slightly and/or inflammation. If you were to have additional disc problems at L3/L4 then surgery somewhat lengthened but really shouldn't affect recovery much. ...Read more

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Should surgery be performed for a shoulder impingement condition?

Should surgery be performed for a shoulder impingement  condition?

Shoulder impingement: Last option should be surgery. Physical therapy for posture principles for neck and shoulder as well as scapular stabilizer muscle and rotator cuff muscle strengthening. This should reestablish the normal scapulohumeral motion and eliminate impingement. ...Read more

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