Sunday, May 29, 2016

Femoroacetabular Impingement Part 3

There are two kinds of rehabilitation for femoroacetabular impingement: nonsurgical rehab and after surgery rehab. 2If a patient does not have surgery, then they will basically continue what they have been doing in physical therapy after they after they have been evaluated to see where they are at in the recovery process. They also will be allowed to go back to normal activities as long as everything is going well, and the doctor releases them. After surgery rehab is a slightly more difficult. 2The patient will be restricted to only partial weight-bearing status, which means that they are not allowed to do very many activities until the doctor evaluates and clears them. Some patients take longer than others, due to how extensive their surgery was (the amount of bone removed and/or if the labrum was torn and repaired). 2Mostly the activity restrictions are so that there is no fatiguing or overloading the hip muscles while they are still recovering from a major surgery. After about five to six months of rehab, the patient will be able to return to full participation in their activities.
1Activities that are most commonly associated with FAI are ones that people do an early age, that cause stress on the joint to the point that there is significant damage later on in life. Dancing is a major one, due to how limber a person has to be to do most of the moves.
1Other examples are:
  • Yoga
  • horseback riding
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Rugby
  • martial arts and mixed martial arts
There are many more examples of activities that doctors have begun to associate with femoroacetabular impingement. If anyone is having any sort of pain like I have described, go visit with your doctor and see if there is something they can do to help you keep on living.

1Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI). (n.d.). Retrieved May 22, 2016, from

2Houston Methodist. (n.d.). Retrieved May 22, 2016, from

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