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Normal Anatomy :: Hip Arthroscopy
Femoroacetabular Impingement

Normal Anatomy of the Hip joint

The thigh bone, femur, and the pelvis, acetabulum, join to form the hip joint. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur, or thigh bone, and the “socket” is the cup shaped acetabulum.

How does the Hip joint work?
Find out more in this web based movie.

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy is a relatively new surgical technique that can be effectively employed to treat a variety of Hip conditions.

Find out more about Hip Arthroscopy with the following link

Femoro Acetabular Impingement FAI

Femoroacetabular Impingement FAI is a condition resulting from abnormal pressure and friction between the ball and socket of the Hip joint resulting in pain and progressive Hip dysfunction. This when left untreated leads to the development of secondary osteoarthritis of the hip.


Click on the topics below to find out more from the orthopedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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