Date of Publication

5-5-2017

Degree Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

First Advisor

Dr. Timothy Henry, Director of Athletic Training Program

Abstract

Femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) is a complex disorder of the hip that involves damage to the bones of the coxofemoral joint typically as a result of repetitive movements near the end range of the hip. The etiology, pathology, and prognosis of the disorder will be discussed in addition to clinical techniques used to recognize and diagnose the injury. Treatment options will also be examined including both a conservative treatment and a surgical intervention. The rehabilitation protocol will follow a step-by-step progression which will start immediately post-operation and progress through the months that follow all the way until the individual returns to competitive athletics. This rehabilitation protocol will be highly individualized therefore it is important to focus on clinical goals and patient goals while designing the progression.

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Biomechanics Commons

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