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Hip Conditions

Normal Anatomy of the Hip joint

How does the Hip joint work?
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Athletic Hip Injuries

Sports injuries occur while playing indoor and outdoor sports, training, or recreational exercise. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protection devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries and sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations.

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Hip Instability

The hip plays an important role in supporting the upper body weight while standing, walking, running, and hip stability is vital for these functions. The femur (thighbone) and acetabulum (hip bone) join to form the hip joint, while the labrum (tissue rim that seals the hip joint) and the ligaments lining the hip capsule maintain the stability of the hip.

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Snapping Hip

Snapping hip syndrome is a condition in which you hear or feel a snapping sound in the hip while rotating your hip, running, walking, or while getting up from the chair. Movement of the muscles or tendons over a bony protrusion in the hip region gives rise to the snapping sound, which can occur in the back, front, or side of the hip.

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Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis also called “hip bursitis” is a common problem caused by inflammation of the bursa the overlies the greater trochanter (bony prominence on the outer side of the hip). The bursa is a small sac filled with fluid which acts as a cushion and allows smooth motion by reducing the friction between the muscles and the bone. The condition causes pain in the outer portion of the upper thigh.

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Gluteus Medius Tear

The Gluteus medius is one of 3 muscles in the buttocks and is situated on the outer surface of the hip. The function of the gluteus medius is to assist with pelvic stability, hip abduction, along with internal and external rotation of the hip. Tears of the gluteus medius usually occur where the tendon inserts at the greater trochanter, causing pain on the outside of the hip.

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Hip Labral Tear

The labrum is a ring of fibrocartilage that extends around the socket of the hip joint. The labrum serves many functions performs many functions including acting as a shock absorber, lubricating the joint, and distributing pressures within the hip joint equally. It centers the femoral head in the socket and prevents lateral and vertical movement of the femoral head within the joint.

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Hip Avascular Necrosis

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Legg Calves Perthes Disease

Legg-Calves-Perthes Disesae (LCPD), or simply known as Perthes disease, is a disorder of the hip that affects children, usually between the ages of 4 and 10. It usually involves one hip, although it can occur on both sides in some children. It occurs more commonly in boys than girls.

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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

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Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a congenital condition in which the acetabulum or socket is shallow. This creates under-coverage of the femoral head. The weight-bearing portion of the hip becomes overloaded as it is increasingly focused on a small area. In the setting of dysplasia the body compensates for the loss of bony coverage and forms more soft tissue (labrum). An enlarged labrum is called hypertrophic.

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Hamstring Tendon Tear

Hamstring injuries are common in athletes who participate in sports activities such as track, soccer, and basketball that involves sprinting and running. The three hamstring muscles – semimembranosus, semitendinosus, and biceps femoris are located at the back of the thigh and help you bend (flex) the knee and extend your hip.

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is an uncommon muscular condition caused by compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle. The sciatic nerve is a thick and long nerve that passes below, through, or above the piriformis muscle and goes down the back of the leg and finally ends in the feet as it branches into smaller nerves.

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Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis of the hip, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs most often in older people, however, it can occur in younger patients with previous hip conditions including femoroacetabular impingement, hip dysplasia, trauma, avascular necrosis, slipped capital femoral epiphyses, and legg-calves-perthes disease.

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Femoro Acetabular Impingement FAI

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), commonly referred to as “Hip Impingement” occurs when there is increased bony friction in the hip joint due to bony irregularities causing pain and decreased motion. The femoral head and acetabulum rub against each other creating cartilage damage and pain to the hip joint. The damage can occur to the articular cartilage (the smooth white surface of the ball or socket) or the labral tissue (the lining of the edge of the socket) during normal movement of the hip.

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  • NoVa Orthopedic and Spine Care
  • The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
  • American Hip Institute
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  •  American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America – AANA
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