Labral tears, dysplasia, hip pain and avoiding surgery: Jacqueline’s story

Jacqueline shares her history of hip pain and how she’s progressed with careful retraining using the FAI Fix and one-on-one coaching.

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1) FAI bone shapes are common as anatomic variants and are not indicative of a disease.
•Femoroacetabular Impingement: Prevalent and Often Asymptomatic in Older Men: The Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study. Link:
•The prevalence of cam-type deformity of the hip joint: a survey of 4151 subjects of the Copenhagen Osteoarthritis study. Link:

2) Cam and pincer impingement do not lead to arthritis.
•Predictors of progression of osteoarthritis in femoroacetabular impingement: a radiological study with a minimum of ten years follow-up. Link:
•Pincer deformity does not lead to osteoarthritis of the hip whereas acetabular dysplasia does: acetabular coverage and development of osteoarthritis in a nationwide prospective cohort study. Link:

3) Labral tears and other joint pathologies exist in high numbers in individuals without any pain or hip symptoms.
•Identification of acetabularlabral pathological changes in asymptomatic volunteers using optimized, noncontrast 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging. Link:
•The prevalence of acetabularlabral tears and associated pathology in a young asymptomatic population. Link:

4) Surgery for FAI often fails to meet patient expectations.
Fulfilment of patient-rated expectations predicts the outcome of surgery for femoroacetabular impingement. Link:


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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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