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Information About Hip Injuries

Information about other hip conditions, including trochanteric bursitis, hip fractures, dislocations, and other injuries.
  1. Pediatric Hip Injuries

Hip Arthroscopy
A hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to look inside a joint. By using small incisions with hip arthroscopy, the procedure is less invasive and patients can rehab faster. Exactly when it is appropriate to perform hip arthroscopy is controversial.

Hip Bursitis
Pain over the outside of the hip joint is often caused by hip bursitis. This condition causes pain and inflammation of the trochanteric bursa, and can almost always be relieved with simple treatments.

Broken Hip
Most often seen in elderly individuals, about 300,000 Americans sustain a hip fracture every year.

Hip Pointer
The diagnosis of a hip pointer means that there is a bone bruise, or possibly a fracture, of the pelvis; this injury is usually caused by a football tackle.

Hip Stress Fracture
Hip stress fractures often cause pain in the groin with activity. These are overuse injuries that require prompt treatment.

Labral Tear of the Hip Joint
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that is surrounded by a ring of cartilage called the labrum. The labrum of the hip helps to hold the ball in the socket, providing stability to the joint. Injuries to the hip can result in a hip labral tear, sometimes requiring surgical intervention.

Snapping Hip Syndrome
Snapping hip syndrome is a painful popping sensation of the hip joint with a number of different causes. Appropriate treatment depends on the cause of the problem.

Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome
Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint (SI joint) can be a difficult problem to diagnose. However, once treatment for SI joint inflammation begins, the problem of pain from the SI joint usually resolves.

Hip Osteonecrosis
Hip osteonecrosis is a problem that can cause pain of the hip joint. Hip osteonecrosis, also called avascular necrosis, causes a disruption in the blood supply to the bone around the hip. Without blood coming to the bone, hip osteonecrosis sets in, and the bone around the hip can collapse.

Hip Arthroscopy
A hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to look inside a joint. By using small incisions with hip arthroscopy, the procedure is less invasive and patients can rehab faster. Exactly when it is appropriate to perform hip arthroscopy is controversial.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Symptoms of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) include pain or aching on the outer side of the knee and hip.

Piriformis Syndrome
Piriformis Syndrome is an unusual cause of hip pain. It is important to differentiate this uncommon injury from other more common causes of hip pain.

Sciatica
Sciatica is a syndrome of pain and weakness of the leg. Usually caused by a ruptured spinal disc, this is due to inflammation of the sciatic nerve.

Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip
Transient osteoporosis of the hip is an unusual hip problem that can be confused with other problems within the hip joint. The condition usually resolves over a 6 to 12 month time period.

Meralgia Paresthetica
Meralgia paresthetica is a condition that causes numbness and burning pain over the outside of the thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Causes of compression of this nerve include pregnancy, tight clothing or belts, obesity, and other conditions.

Dislocation
A useful description of this uncommon injury that has some potentially serious complications.

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is the condition where the bone surrounding the hip joint forms spurs that pinch together with hip range of motion. What is FAI a sign of? How is it treated? Learn more.

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