The Warwick Agreement

Leading the way in femoro-acetabular impingement

The Warwick Agreement

Professor Griffin on the The Warwick Agreement

In 2016, Professor Griffin played a leading role in defining how femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) can be recognised, treated and managed by the global medical community.

The FAI Consensus Meeting was held at the University of Warwick on 30th June 2016 following the Sports Hip Conference held at St George's Park, Burton-on-Trent over 28th-29th June.

The aim of the meeting was to arrive at a consensus on the management of FAI in order to publish an article giving guidance as to what is a reasonable way to approach the care of an FAI patient. The FAI Consensus Meeting discussed the material presented during the 2016 Warwick Orthopaedics Sports Hip Conference together with the body of knowledge presented in a selection of academic papers and peer-reviewed articles, before the expert consideration of seven questions by the panel members.

The international consensus on FAI syndrome was called the Warwick Agreement, and was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Click on the button to the right for a free download of the full article.

The Warwick Consensus Panel of international hip experts and patients
The Warwick Consensus Panel, 2016

The Seven FAI Consensus Questions

What is FAI syndrome?
How should FAI syndrome be diagnosed, including definitions of FAI morphology?
What is the appropriate treatment of FAI syndrome? To include principles of conservative and operative care.
How should the asymptomatic hip with FAI morphology be managed?
What is the prognosis of FAI syndrome?
Which outcome measures should be used to assess treatment for FAI syndrome?
What future research needs to be conducted?