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2021 Apr

Clin Sports Med



Femoroacetabular Impingement and Management of Labral Tears in the Athlete.


Hankins DA, Korcek L, Richter DL
Clin Sports Med. 2021 Apr; 40(2):259-270.
PMID: 33673885.


Femoroacetabular impingement and associated labral tearing is a common source of hip pain in athletes. This article reviews the hip joint anatomy and complex interplay between alterations on the femoral and acetabular sides, in addition to evaluation of soft tissue stabilizers and spinopelvic parameters. Symptom management with a focus on arthroscopic treatment of abnormal bony morphology and labral repair or reconstruction is discussed. In select patients with persistent pain who have failed conservative measures, hip arthroscopy with correction of bony impingement and labral repair or reconstruction has yielded good to excellent results in recreational and professional athletes.