Conflicting medical advice about FAI: why Kristen didn’t get surgery for her hip pain

Kristen and Matt discuss why Kristen indefinitely delayed surgery on her hips. Faced with conflicting advice and expertise from multiple specialists, she found committing to surgery a daunting idea.

Quick research summaries:
FAI bone shapes and pain:
FAI bone shapes and arthritis:
Labral tears and pain:

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1) diagnostic criteria for FAI make no sense:
2) unreliability of x-rays and anterior hip impingement tests:
3) CAM impingement and supposed causation of arthritis:
4) What is arthritis really?
5) Prevalence of FAI in CT scans of young asymptomatic population:
6) Is a Positive Femoroacetabular Impingement Test a Common Finding in Healthy Young Adults?:
7) Does FAI cause arthritis? This 2010 study gives a resounding NO:
8) Does pincer impingement lead to arthritis? This study also says NO:


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