How to Perform a Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement

How to Perform a Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular ImpingementFemoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is caused by extra bone growth on the acetabulum and/or femoral head in the hip joint that can tear the labrum and wear down the articular cartilage, causing pain in the groin or hip and limiting movement.

Fortunately, hip arthroscopy has proven effective in addressing FAI and associated labral tears. Orthopaedic surgeons can arthroscopically repair damaged cartilage and remove problematic bone spurs from the acetabulum and/or femoral head to ease symptoms and prevent further damage.

Considering how frequently hip arthroscopy is now used to address FAI, orthopaedic surgeons and other orthopaedic healthcare professionals would benefit from staying up to date on the latest techniques for this procedure. Practitioners who would like a step-by-step tutorial on hip arthroscopy can attend the FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery in Chicago, which will include a live demonstration of the procedure for managing FAI.

Expand Your Knowledge of Hip Arthroscopy Techniques

The concept of the FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery conference is simple: Surgeons who want to hone their skills for performing a certain procedure can benefit from observing the methods of an expert who has already mastered the technique.

This course will feature more than 10 live surgeries, giving participants the opportunity to learn a variety of sports-related procedures from true thought leaders within orthopaedics. These internationally recognized surgeons will provide step-by-step narration of the processes they follow during surgery, as well as share the tips, tricks, and techniques they consider most important to ensuring a successful surgical outcome.

For example, the hip arthroscopy for FAI demonstration will cover:

  • Indications for surgery
  • Portal placement
  • Instruments needed for the procedure
  • Arthroscopic examination of the joint
  • Repair and removal of damaged cartilage
  • Acetabuloplasty and/or femoroplasty to address FAI

In addition to hip arthroplasty, the FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery will feature live demonstrations of many other procedures commonly performed by orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine, including:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with iliotibial band (IBT) tenodesis
  • Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
  • Single- and double-row rotator cuff repairs
  • Superior capsular reconstruction

Other Upcoming Conferences

FORE is proud to offer educational opportunities in a variety of orthopaedic sub-specialties, including:

Sports Medicine

  • Winter SKS: Shoulder, Knee & Sports (Snowbird, Utah)
  • Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium (Plymouth, Michigan)
  • FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Baseball Sports Medicine: Game-Changing Concepts (New York, New York)


  • Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care: Pushing the Envelope (San Diego, California)
  • Atlanta Trauma Symposium (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Trauma 101: Fracture Care for the Community Orthopedist and Orthopaedic PA & NP (Clearwater, Florida)
  • Current Solutions in Orthopaedic Trauma (Tampa, Florida)


  • Selby Spine (Park City, Utah)
  • Castellvi Spine (Key West, Florida)

Upper Extremity

  • Tampa Shoulder Course (Tampa, Florida)
  • Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery (Tampa, Florida)

Lower Extremity

  • Current Solutions in Foot & Ankle Surgery (Tampa, Florida)

General Orthopaedics

  • Orthopaedic Research Day (Tampa, Florida)
  • Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Practitioner & Rehabilitation Therapist (Clearwater, Florida)

Secure Your Place

Register now for the FORE/AANA World Series of Live Surgery — or any other orthopaedic surgery conference we offer — to secure your place and take advantage of any early-registration discounts that apply. Contact FORE by phone at (813) 877-8096 or by email at if you require additional information.