Hip Disorders

Jan 15, 2021 Issue
Hip Pain in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis [Article]

Hip pain usually localizes anteriorly, laterally, or posteriorly. A focused history and physical examination can help differentiate the causes of hip pain, which is important for prescribing effective therapy. Imaging is sometimes needed for a definitive diagnosis.

Sep 15, 2020 Issue
ACR Guideline for Managing Patients with Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hand, Knee, and Hip [POEMs]

This meta-analysis found no evidence that the monoclonal antibody denosumab reduces the risk of fracture more than bisphosphonates.

Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Aspirin No Different Than Rivaroxaban for Prevention of VTE After TKA or THA [POEMs]

Extended prophylaxis with low-dose aspirin is similar in efficacy to rivaroxaban for the prevention of symptomatic VTE following TKA or THA. Aspirin is cheap, widely available, and effective, making it a good alternative to the more costly direct oral anticoagulants.

Aug 1, 2017 Issue
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Infants: A Clinical Report from the AAP on Evaluation and Referral [Practice Guidelines]

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) can range from a mild abnormality to dislocation. In infants and young children, it is asymptomatic; therefore, screening is required to diagnose it in otherwise healthy children.

Jun 15, 2017 Issue
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Learn which children should be evaluated with radiography, who should be referred to an orthopedic surgeon, when to prescribe prophylactic treatment for the contalateral hip, and which treatments are indicated based on the stability of the physis.

Nov 15, 2015 Issue
A Systematic Approach to the Evaluation of a Limping Child [Article]

A limp is a deviation from a normal age-appropriate gait pattern and can be caused by pain, weakness, or deformity as a result of a wide variety of conditions. Learn how to differentiate these conditions based on history and physical examination findings, and possibly further testing.

Jun 15, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Treatment of DDH in Infants Up to Six Months of Age: Recommendations from the AAOS [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has provided guidance, based on limited and moderate evidence, on diagnosing and nonsurgical treatments for developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants up to six months of age.

Jun 15, 2014 Issue
Hip Fracture: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Secondary Prevention [Article]

Learn the most significant risk factors, the preferred diagnostic test, and recommended management strategies. Review the roles of rehabilitation and bisphosphonate therapy.

Jan 1, 2014 Issue
Evaluation of the Patient with Hip Pain [Article]

Hip pain is a common and disabling condition that affects patients of all ages. The differential diagnosis of hip pain is broad, presenting a diagnostic challenge. Patients often express that their hip pain is localized to one of three anatomic regions: the anterior hip and groin, the posterior hip ...

Dec 1, 2013 Issue
Aspirin Is as Safe and Effective as LMWH for Extended Thromboprophylaxis After Total Hip Arthroplasty [POEMs]

Aspirin is as effective as dalteparin for extended thromboprophylaxis in patients who had total hip arthroplasty and had initially received 10 days of dalteparin prophylaxis postoperatively. Because of its relative safety, low cost, and easy administration, aspirin is an attractive alternative to lo...

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