Future research is needed to identify characteristic features which display the different stages of FAI process. A challenge for future research is to develop physical training programs for preventing FAI or decelerating the FAI process. These findings support the need for a screening program for competitive soccer players. In cases of a conspicuous gait analysis, FAI must be ruled out by further diagnostic tests.
FAI: Femoroacetabular impingement; FOV: Field of view; MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging; NW: No wedges; TE: Echo time; TR: Repetition time; ROM: Range of motion; VW: Valgus wedges.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
ML, AF, CA, EMH and MH conceived and designed the study. ML, PAW, CL and LVvE performed the MRI measurements. ML, CvSP, PAW, KD, CA, EMH and MH are involved in the execution of the study and the writing of this manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
The authors thank Coach André Pawlak and the soccer players of the Sportgemeinschaft Wattenscheid 09. The authors thank Dr. Nina Lahner for correcting the manuscript.
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