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Center for Hip Preservation

Bony Abnormalities - Hip Conditions

Bony abnormalities refers to hip conditions involving irregularities in the hip joint such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), cam impingement, pincer lesions, and dysplasia.

It has been well documented that nearly 90 percent of all young patients with labral pathology have associated bony abnormalities and that conditions such as hip impingement and dysplasia are the two most common underlying factors associated with the development of osteoarthritis in the hip. As the medical profession’s knowledge about the mechanics of the hip has grown, it has become clear that there are often times complex combinations of both dynamic and static mechanical factors that cause damage to the labrum and eventual hip arthritis.