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Hip injuries

Psoas major Part I: hip flexor or lumbar stabilizer?

in Anatomy, Hip injuries

In part I of this series, Chris Mallac looks at the detailed anatomy and function of psoas major, and the role it plays in lumbo-pelvic stability. The anatomy and function of the psoas major (PM) has received considerable attention in the literature over the last decade. More recently however, the traditional model and understanding of the... MORE

Hip and groin injuries: unraveling the mystery

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries

When it comes to sporting injuries, the hip and groin area is one of the most complex regions, presenting a huge diagnostic challenge to clinicians. Tracy Ward dissects this fascinating structure into hip joint, adductor, and abdominal pathologies, and provides suggestions to diagnose and treat. The hip is a major weight-bearing joint, which transfers the... MORE

Uncommon injuries: external iliac artery endofibrosis

in Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Uncommon injuries

In the series on unusual sporting injuries and conditions, Chris Mallac explores a condition known as external iliac artery endofibrosis, including its pathogenesis in athletes, the typical symptoms, its diagnosis, and the management options available to the clinician. Many athletes experience a certain degree of muscle pain, cramp, and fatigue during high-intensity efforts. Most of these sensations... MORE

11 factors that differentiate sciatica from hamstring or other...

in Diagnose & Treat, Hip injuries, Leg injuries, Musculoskeletal injuries

Michael Lancaster discusses potential diagnoses in cases presenting with rear thigh pain, and how to sleuth out the cause. Posterior thigh pain provides a great challenge to sports physiotherapists around the world, with the most common cause being hamstring strains(1). However, there are a number of structures that cause pain both locally or referred. Identification of... MORE

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