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Hip injuries

Kinesiology of the hip: a review

in Email Newsletters, Hip injuries

It’s always a good idea to revisit the basics from time to time and rethink the “why” behind the “how” of clinical treatment. An excellent primer on hip function by Donald Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA from Marquette University(1)reminds clinicians of the complexity of the hip joint and associated musculature. The clinical pearls from studying the... MORE

Pulling your leg: Hip avulsion injury is no joke

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries

In the first of a two-part series, Andrew Hamilton looks at common hip avulsion injuries in athletes, the relationship between injury mechanism and location, and guidelines for avulsion injury diagnosis. An avulsion injury occurs when large or chronic forces transmitted through muscles, tendons, and connective tissue pull a fragment of bone away at the site... MORE

Driving a wedge between orthotics and illiotibial band strain

in Hip injuries, Knee injuries

Illiotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is a common disorder amongst recreational and competitive runners. In fact, it ranks only behind patellofemoral pain syndrome in frequency(1). The iliotibial band (ITB), a tough band of connective tissue that runs from the hip to the lateral knee, serves as the attachment for the gluteus maximus and the tensor fascia... MORE

3 things to watch for in athletes with femoroacetabular...

in Email Newsletters, Hip injuries

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) primarily strikes young male athletes. The syndrome is often best managed with surgical correction. However, it’s important to understand how FAI affects the biomechanics of those who try a conservative approach. Researchers at Marquette University realized that gait assessment alone doesn’t mimic the extreme hip motion needed in sport(1). Therefore, they enrolled... MORE

6 recommendations for the treatment of hip pain

in Email Newsletters, Hip injuries

Hip pain in active adults is common. Between 30% to 40% of adult athletes report chronic hip pain(1,2).  Hip pain doesn’t just affect athletes. The number of adults in the general population diagnosed with femoroacetabular impingement is 10% to 15%(3). Many with hip pain seek the help of a physiotherapist. Therefore, in 2017 a group... MORE

Uncommon injuries: Don’t play with groin pain – femoral...

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Uncommon injuries

Although relatively uncommon in athletes, the risk of a femoral neck stress fracture is nevertheless significant, especially in females. Andrew Hamilton explains the etiology of this debilitating injury, factors that aid a rapid and accurate diagnosis, and the nutritional defecits associated with its development. First reported by Asalin, a German military surgeon in 1905, a... MORE

Taking a crack at groin pain

in Email Newsletters, Hip injuries

Groin pain accounts for up to 30% of all sports injuries(1). Treating this ailment requires careful sleuthing from the sports injury clinician. The list of differential diagnoses to consider for groin pain is lengthy, including: Hip, pelvic, or knee joint pathology Bone pathology Tendon or ligament strain Muscle belly strain or tear Sports hernia Abdominal... MORE

Snapping hip: a detailed explanation

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries

‘Coxa saltans’ or snapping hip is a surprisingly common condition in sportsmen and women. Trevor Langford explores the causes and outlines appropriate assessment and management techniques Snapping hip, also referred to as coxa saltans, is diagnosed in at least 10% of the population, with dancers, runners, footballers and weightlifters beingcommonly affected(1). Snapping hip can be identified... MORE

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