Femoroacetabular impingement: Radiographic diagnosis—What the radiologist should know
Tannast, M., Siebenrock, K. A., & Anderson, S. E. (2007). Femoroacetabular impingement: Radiographic diagnosis—What the radiologist should know. American Journal of Roentgenology, 188(6), 1540-1552. doi:10.2214/AJR.06.0921
Objective: The purpose of this article is to show the important radiographic criteria that indicate the two types of femoroacetabular impingement: pincer and cam impingement. In addition, potential pitfalls in pelvic imaging concerning femoroacetabular impingement are shown.
Conclusion: Femoroacetabular impingement is a major cause for early "primary" osteoarthritis of the hip. It can easily be recognized on conventional radiographs of the pelvis and the proximal femur.
peer-reviewed, bone, femoroacetabular impingement, hip, musculoskeletal imaging, orthopedic surgery, radiography