Written by a patient for the benefit of other patients, this first book in the series The Entrepreneurial Patient helps you become a savvier, more informed and result-oriented patient. It is a comprehensive book for anyone who thinks he or she might have, or has received a diagnosis of, Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement, FAI). Based on research, interviews and personal experience, most aspects of FAI are covered from a patient perspective. At the center of a book is the author’s personal story of the struggle to find help. She shares her experiences to help hip buddies feel better faster.
The Entrepreneurial Patient: A Patient’s Guide to Hip Impingement takes you through an overview of hip impingement, a hip anatomy lesson, tips for finding an FAI specialist, a discussion of the diagnostic steps, surgical and conservative treatment as well as recovery. You will find many ideas on surgery preparation, aspects of rehabilitation and an overview of injuries secondary to FAI as well as essential tips on how to work with health insurance companies. The book even includes a chapter on pregnancy and FAI.