There are two different types of femoroacetabular impingement: CAM and Pincer. Most common among young male athletes, CAM occurs when the acetabulum socket is in contact with an abnormally large femoral head; this often leads to tears in the labral cartilage. In contrast, the Pincer type is characterized by extra bone that extends over the rim of the acetabulum; this type is more common among middle-aged women.
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