Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2019; 23(03): 252-256
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1677695
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Hip Hype: FAI Syndrome, Amara's Law, and the Hype Cycle

Ara Kassarjian
1   Musculoskeletal Radiology, Elite Sports Imaging, SL Madrid, Spain
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Publication Date:
30 January 2019 (online)


Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) has taken us on a roller-coaster ride of innovation, heightened expectations, disillusionment, and confusing diagnostic and treatment pathways. This article reviews and analyzes the phases of FAI diagnosis and treatment over the past 15 years and discusses its parallels to Amara's law and Gartner's hype cycle.