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Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI)

Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI)

What is Hip Impingement or FAI?

Hip impingement, or femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), is a deformity of the hip joint that limits the joint's normal range of motion. FAI may be caused from an improperly-shaped socket and an improperly-shaped femur head.


Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI): a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to identify and correct problems in the hip joint, such as a torn labrum or damaged articular cartilage, that commonly result from FAI.

Surgical Dislocation and Debridement for FAI: Surgical dislocation and debridement for FAI is a procedure used to remove excess bone growth and reshape the hip joint to allow for proper joint movement.

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“In May of 2011, Dr. Lynch performed an arthroscopy and debridement of a tear in the tissue around my hip joint. The procedure completely took care of the problem and the pain was gone immediately. I had been trying to get a diagnosis for a year, but it wasn't until I went to Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists and Dr. Lynch that the problem was correctly diagnosed and taken care of. Thank you, Dr. Lynch and NWOS!” — Judith M.

“I struggled with chronic pain in my hips for over 13 years. I had a previous hip surgery by another physician approximately a year before seeing Dr. Lynch. The surgery I had was very invasive and a long difficult recovery. I was left unable to do many things that I could do prior to surgery. Dr. Lynch performed arthroscopic surgery on my other hip and I walked out of the surgery center that day with minimal pain compared to my first one. Several months later, I had revision done on my first surgery by Dr. Lynch. My recovery was quick with minimal pain. I am a dancer and I was not able to dance for 2 1/2 years. I had difficulty walking up stairs or hills. I was unable to do yoga or kickboxing, which I love. Since my revision, I can do whatever I want free of pain! I lived with chronic hip pain and limited mobility for 15 years. I feel like a new woman and it feels good to be able to dance, run, and kick! I am forever grateful for Dr. Lynch and his exceptional surgical skills!” — Brandi V.