Femoroacetabular impingement

Definition Early pathological contact between bony prominences of femur and acetabulum during hip motion due to a variety of morphological conditions leading to pain and chondrolabral damage predisposing the patient to early osteoarthritis of hip. Introduction • First described in 2003 by Prof Reinhold Ganz from Bern Hip Group, Switzerland. • Impingement may be intra-articular or … Continue reading Femoroacetabular impingement

Acetabular labral tears

Labrum increases the stability of hip, increases the surface area for weight bearing and provides proprioception. It increases stability by deepening the acetabulum and also by acting as a seal to maintain negative intra-articular pressure. Acetabular labral tears are associated with capsular laxity, femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI), acetabular dysplasia and chondral lesions. They are seen in … Continue reading Acetabular labral tears