2. Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome
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. We will also discuss the current literature in regard to both conservative and surgical management of this patient population. 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 how this condition is best managed both conservatively and surgically.