Lecture 3

Groin pain: a conservative treatment in femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI)

  • Pedro Castells Ayuso, MD

    Medicine and General Surgery
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Manual Medicine, Master's degree
    Musculoskeletal Ecography and Interventionism, Master's degree
    Child Rehabilitation

Consultant in Rehabilitation. Quirón Hospital, Valencia, Spain
Consultant in Rehabilitation. European Musculoskeletal Institute (IMSKE), Spain


Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) is the most common cause of hip pain in young adults. The objective of the study is to assess the possible beneficial effect of a conservative treatment. Material and methods: Prospective study. Sample: 16 patients with coxalgia of more than 6 months of evolution, with radiological diagnosis of femoro-acetabular impingement. All were treated with 3 sessions of manual therapy.The pre and post treatment results of the joint balance, the SF-12 quality of life scale, the Womac Index and the visual analog scale were evaluated. Results: Post-treatment joint balance increased significantly. The initial evaluation of the VAS decreased significantly. The pain, stiffness and functional capacity scales of the WOMAC questionnaire improved significantly. Conclusion: Manual therapy has a beneficial effect in the patient with femoro-acetabular impingement. 

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2002-2003 Erasmus scholarship, 5th year. Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

2018 Advanced Neural Therapy Course. Instituto de Terapia Neural. Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain

Co-Director at Master in Manual Musculoskeletal Medicine. University of Valencia, Spain

Consultant in A&E (Traumatology Section), Peset University Hospital, Valencia, Spain