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Has anyone here had to deal with FAI? #PAINFUL#

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ive been to 3 different orthopedics and I have been diagnoses as having FAI(http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/apr12/clinical16.asp).


The last time i played was 4th of July. I could barely finish my round. It has finally caught up with me and I am hanging up my clubs for the rest of the summer until I can get this fixed.

My last drive with my driver brought me to my knees in pain. I was so pissed I slammed my driver against the ground shattering a $200 shaft. Its time to do something about this. 

Just curious if anyone here has had the surgery and what the recovery time will be.




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What is FAI?
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Originally Posted by grattos View Post

What is FAI?


He linked to it: femoral acetabular impingement .

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I don't know much about FAI and in fact just learned from your post and some short internet research.  The condition was described as "excessive friction" in the joint.  Is the surgery a "hip replacement"? The condition sounds like what happens with arthritis, the pad between the bones in a joint wear our and the bone on bone contact makes for a lot of pain (I do know about that from personal experiences).  But if the surgery is a hip replacement you should be good to go to the first tee in 8-12 weeks.  Rehab is painful but necessary to a good outcome.  If the surgery is some sort of repair of the "meniscus" between the bones then I would think that your Rehab time would be less.  I don't know if that helps or if I just showed my ignorance but there is my relative uninformed opinion.

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Thanks for the good info. The surgery does attempt to repair or just remove the torn labrum cartilage and they smooth the cam type impingement on the bone so it rotates properly again.
I recently got a cortisone shot in one of my front hip tendons and it reduced the swelling in my Bursa Sac region. Was able to start light workouts again and finally played golf again this week after a month layoff. Felt great!
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That's unfortunate man, hope you're able to recover soon. Would help to maybe get a couple different medical opinions to see if there are alternative solutions to surgery. Golf will always be there, get fixed up!
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Yea it has been frustrating. I've been through 3 orthopedic s and completed two diff types of physical therapy. I've been going on to Texas Orthopedics and seeing a physician but he is reluctant to operate. Just keeps giving me shots. Brandt Snedaker had this surgery on both hips. Arod, Lady GaGa and lots of hockey players have had this surgery. I just want to get 100% so I can run again.
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