Hey guys! I'm a seventeen year old girl who was diagnosed with FAI a few months ago during my junior year soccer season. I started a website and blog as a therapeutic thing for me and it would be great if any of you could visit and add your stories! I also just finished it so it would be great to have some people try it out! I'm hoping it can become a place for people with FAI who are unsure about it can go and see other people's stories and get some support and encouragement. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
You will be asked to sit or lie down on an x-ray table. You may be given a shot of anesthesia medicine to numb the area around your joint. A long, thin needle will be put into your joint space. Your caregiver may use fluoroscopy to guide him when inserting the needle. Joint fluid may be removed, and a small amount of contrast dye is injected into your joint. The dye will help your caregiver see that he is in the right area. Once the needle is in the right area of your joint space, more dye will be injected.
After the dye is given into your joint space, the needle is removed. You may be asked to move your joint around to help the dye coat your whole joint. Fluoroscopic x-rays may then be taken. If an MRI or CT scan will be done, you may be moved to another room. You will need to stay very still while the pictures are being taken of your joint. Patients can expect to feel some discomfort with this procedure. It is quite normal that the hip feels stiff the day after the injection.