Hip Disorders

Aug 1, 2010 Issue
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is the most common hip disorder in adolescents, and it has a prevalence of 10.8 cases per 100,000 children. It usually occurs in children eight to 15 years of age, and it is one of the most commonly missed diagnoses in children. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is ...

Jul 1, 2010 Issue
Hip Pain Without Injury [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Dec 15, 2009 Issue
Hip Impingement: Identifying and Treating a Common Cause of Hip Pain [Article]

Femoroacetabular impingement, also known as hip impingement, is the abutment of the acetabular rim and the proximal femur. Hip impingement is increasingly recognized as a common etiology of hip pain in athletes, adolescents, and adults. It injures the labrum and articular cartilage, and can lead to ...

Feb 1, 2009 Issue
The Limping Child: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis [Article]

Deviations from a normal age-appropriate gait pattern can be caused by a wide variety of conditions. In most children, limping is caused by a mild, self-limiting event, such as a contusion, strain, or sprain. In some cases, however, a limp can be a sign of a serious or even life-threatening conditio...

Jan 1, 2007 Issue
Hip Fracture [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of surgical interventions for hip fracture? What are the effects of perioperative medical interventions on surgical outcome and prevention of complications?What are the effects of rehabilitation interventions and programs after hip fracture?

Jun 15, 2006 Issue
Management of Hip Fracture: The Family Physician's Role [Article]

The incidence of hip fracture is expected to increase as the population ages. One in five persons dies in the first year after sustaining a hip fracture, and those who survive past one year may have significant functional limitation. Although surgery is the main treatment for hip fracture, family ph...

May 15, 2003 Issue
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Hip and Knee [Article]

Joint injection of the hip and knee regions is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the family physician. In this article, the injection procedure for the greater trochanteric bursa, the knee joint, the pes anserine bursa, the iliotibial band, and the prepatellar bursa is reviewed. Indicatio...

Feb 1, 2003 Issue
Hip Fractures in Adults [Article]

Patients with hip fracture typically present to the emergency department or their physician's office after a fall. They are often unable to walk, and they may exhibit shortening and external rotation of the affected limb. Frequently, they have hip pain. In some instances, however, patients with hip ...

Oct 15, 2001 Issue
Groin Injuries in Athletes [Article]

Groin injuries comprise 2 to 5 percent of all sports injuries. Early diagnosis and proper treatment are important to prevent these injuries from becoming chronic and potentially career-limiting. Adductor strains and osteitis pubis are the most common musculoskeletal causes of groin pain in athletes....

Feb 1, 2001 Issue
AAP Develops Guidlelines for Early Detection of Dislocated Hips [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed guidelines for the early detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), which includes frank dislocation, partial dislocation, instability and inadequate formation of the acetabulum.

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