Ep. 049 | Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) | Mike Reiman

Physiotutors Podcast

04-02-2023 • 1 hr

Welcome to episode 49!

Today's guest is Mike Reiman who is a physiotherapist, active clinical researcher, educator and mentor with a special interest in the hip. He is also an associate professor at Duke University and an adjunct professor at Wichita State University.

In this episode we will talk about femoroacetabular impingement abbreviated as FAI. You will learn more about FAI morphology and the development of FAI. Mike will elaborate on the epidemiolgy of FAI, what can trigger symptoms and the prognosis in regards to the development of hip osteoarthritis. Of course we will talk about diagnosis and physiotherapeutic treatment and finish of with a discussion about surgery for FAI.
So make sure to listen to the whole episode! Enjoy!

Content

0:00:00 - 0:01:04 Introduction
0:01:00 - 0:02:50 What is FAI?
0:02:50 - 0:04:35 How FAI develops
0:04:35 - 0:08:10 Epidemiology of FAI
0:08:10 - 0:09:52 Asymptomatic FAI
0:09:52 - 0:13:13 Triggers for symptomatic FAI
0:13:13 - 0:18:13 Prognosis: Do patients develop hip OA?
0:18:13 - 0:21:34 Screening
0:21:34 - 0:25:35 History & Examination
0:25:35 - 0:28:13 Confirming the Diagnosis
0:28:13 - 0:29:45 Imaging necessary?
0:29:45 - 0:31:54 Muscle Strength Testing
0:31:54 - 0:45:10 FAI Rehab Start to Finish
0:45:10 - 0:48:45 How good is Physio for FAI?
0:48:45 - 0:53:40 How good is Surgery for FAI?
0:53:40 - 0:58:30 How to choose: Surgery or FAI
0:58:30 - 0:59:50 Mike's Closing Thoughts
0:59:50 - 1:00:29 Outro

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