2. Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAIS)
Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is one of the most complicated, overanalyzed, and misunderstood pathologies seen in the athletic population. This course will take you through the associated patient characteristics, evaluation findings, and radiological criteria needed for an accurate diagnosis. At the end of this chapter you will understand what the subjective history and special testing can tell us, and what it cannot. You will also understand the limitations of radiological studies and why this information in isolation should not drive our intervention strategies.