1. Surgery and FAI syndrome
This chapter will introduce the latest evidence with regards to surgical outcomes and the limitations associated with those studies. Again, comparisons will be made to the shoulder literature comparing shoulder rehabilitation outcomes with shoulder surgery outcomes and why the past may be repeating itself with regards to surgery for FAI syndrome. This chapter will highlight the evidence that in fact no intervention has been shown to alter the natural history of FAI. Additionally, no studies have directly compared surgical and non-surgical management. We will also highlight the high number of revision surgeries performed as well as the lack of satisfaction reported by athletes undergoing surgery for FAI syndrome.