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Determining the Cause of Hip & Knee Pain

Finding the cause of hip and knee pain can be a difficult task. Your doctor will use information about your symptoms, your examination, imaging studies and other tests to determine the cause of your symptoms.
  1. Hip Symptoms (3)
  2. Imaging the Knee (3)
  3. Knee Examination Tests (7)
  4. Knee Symptoms (7)

The Knee
The knee joint is the connection between the thigh and the leg. Three bones come together at the knee joint, and the knee is surrounded by four major ligaments. The knee joint surface is covered by a layer of smooth cartilage, and shock-absorbing meniscus wedges sit between the bone ends at the knee joint. Learn about the knee joint, knee...

Osteitis Pubis
Osteitis pubis is an uncommon cause of groin and pelvic pain most commonly seen in athletes. Osteitis pubis is an inflammatory condition that can usually be effectively treated with methods to control the inflammation.

Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Determining what is the cause of your symptoms may be straightforward, or it may require special tests to make a diagnosis. Once the cause of your knee pain can be determined, appropriate treatment can begin.

Causes of Hip Pain
Hip pain is a common complain that has a number of possible causes. Determining the cause of symptoms is important to allow appropriate treatment to begin.

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