How useful are diagnostic hip injections for FAI?

Does a positive response to a hip injection mean you’re a good candidate for arthroscopic surgery? How valid and accurate is the belief that hip injections can help you zero in on your pain source? Does pain relief from a hip injection mean your problems are highly likely to get better with surgery?

Pre-operative intra-articular hip injection as a predictor of short-term outcome following arthroscopic management of femoroacetabular impingement.:

Response to diagnostic injection in patients with femoroacetabular impingement, labral tears, chondral lesions, and extra-articular pathology:

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

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For more relevant material:
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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