Magnetic resonance arthrography of femoroacetabular impingement: a case report
Abstractiagnostic radiographers in clinical practice undertake radiological investigations for patients who present with hip pains and diverse pelvic pathologies. This case report provides an insight into one of the clinical indications for undertaking such procedures. It discusses femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) which is a clinical indication for plain-film radiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the hip bone. FAI is a concept where there is a structural or spatial abnormality of the femur (cam) or acetabulum (pincer) with damages to the chondrolabral structures during normal joint movement. It could occur either singularly as a cam, pincer or a mixed-cam-pincer pathology along the anterior femoral neck and the anterior-superior acetabular rim of the hip bone.
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