How prevalent is cam-type impingement in elite ice hockey?

How common are Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) changes of the hip in elite ice hockey players?

Hip and groin injuries are common sporting injuries, especially in sports which involve a greater degree of hip flexion. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is increasing recognised as a common cause of hip pain in athletes. 

Even though only 25% of the hockey players included in the study reported any hip pain, 69% met the radiograhic criteria for having cam-type deformity and 60% of participants showed signs of bilateral cam-type deformity.


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