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Femoroacetabular impingement: Radiographic diagnosis—What the radiologist should know


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

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