At NYU Langone’s Joint Preservation and Arthritis Center, orthopedic specialists offer individualized care for people with hip impingement syndrome. Also called femoroacetabular impingement, the condition occurs when the bones of the hip joint are unusually shaped and disrupt or encroach on the smooth, gliding motion of the joint. Friction caused by movement between these bones may cause pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion.
Our surgeons, radiologists, and rehabilitation experts have specialized training in hip disorders and use precise imaging techniques to identify any structural problems in the hip joint. They have the expertise to identify and correct the structural cause of hip impingement syndrome. NYU Langone specialists also offer experimental techniques—including injections of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma—that may help prevent major damage to the joint.
Our doctors offer nonsurgical treatment options, including physical therapy and medication, to manage pain and improve mobility in the hip. Many people find that these options enable them to have an active lifestyle. If hip impingement syndrome causes such discomfort that everyday activities become difficult, doctors may recommend surgery.
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