December 23, 2014
I’m 33 years old. I was an active mountaineer and runner through most of the 2000s but developed severe chronic deep aching in both of my hips (right-side much worse) in late 2008 and was diagnosed with FAI (cam) -caused osteoarthritis.
I ended up having bilateral hip arthroscopies with Dr Sampson in SF mid-2009. The left hip was relatively straightforward (femoral neck resection to “fix” the cam FAI and labral repair). There was only minor articular cartilage damage and it’s holding up reasonably well to this day (it’s not a perfect hip, but I only have occasional … Read the rest