Hip Disorders

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.

Apr 1, 2000 Issue
Hip Pain in Athletes [Article]

Hip pain in athletes involves a wide differential diagnosis. Adolescents and young adults are at particular risk for various apophyseal and epiphyseal injuries due to lack of ossification of these cartilaginous growth plates. Older athletes are more likely to present with tendinitis in these areas b...

Feb 15, 2000 Issue
Evaluation of the Acutely Limping Child [Article]

A limp may be defined as any asymmetric deviation from a normal gait pattern. The differential diagnosis of a limp includes trauma, infection, neoplasia and inflammatory, congenital, neuromuscular or developmental disorders. Initially, a broad differential diagnosis should be considered to avoid ove...

Oct 15, 1999 Issue
Anterior Hip Pain [Article]

Anterior hip pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. Apophyseal avulsion and slipped capital femoral epiphysis should not be overlooked in adolescents. Muscle and tendon strains are common in adults. Subsequent to accurate diagnosis, strains should improve with rest and directed conser...

Oct 1, 1999 Issue
Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Hip and Knee [Article]

Pigmented villonodular synovitis is an uncommon disease that remains a diagnostic challenge. Presenting complaints commonly involve one joint, most often the knee or hip. Symptoms of pain and swelling characteristically have an insidious onset and are slowly progressive. The physical examination may...

May 1, 1998 Issue
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis [Article]

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs during the adolescent growth spurt and is most frequent in obese children. Up to 40 percent of cases are bilateral. Recent classification methods emphasize epiphyseal stability rather than symptom duration. Most cases of slipped capital femoral epiphyses are ...

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