Common Injuries - Hip

Hip Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis, also called hip bursitis, is a common problem of pain and inflammation over the ouside of the hip and thigh area. Treatment consists of resting and medications.

Broken Hip

Most often seen in elderly individuals, about 300,000 Americans sustain a hip fracture every year.

Hip Pointer

The diagnosis of a hip pointer means that there is a bone bruise, or possibly a fracture, of the pelvis; this injury is usually caused by a football tackle.

Hip Stress Fracture

A hip stress fracture is a serious injury often seen in runners. A hip stress fracture is concerning because if the fracture displaces, serious problems can occur. Therefore, it is important to have appropriate treatment of a hip stress fracture.

Labral Tear of Hip Joint

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that is surrounded by a ring of cartilage called the labrum. The labrum of the hip helps to hold the ball in the socket, providing stability to the joint. Injuries to the hip can result in a hip labral tear, sometimes requiring surgical intervention.

Snapping Hip Syndrome

Snapping hip syndrome is an unusual cause of hip pain, but can be quite bothersome. There are several causes of a snapping hip, and each of these are discussed here.

Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome

Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint (SI joint) can be a difficult problem to diagnose. However, once treatment for SI joint inflammation begins, the problem of pain from the SI joint usually resolves.

Hip Osteonecrosis

Hip osteonecrosis is a problem that can cause pain of the hip joint. Hip osteonecrosis, also called avascular necrosis, causes a disruption in the blood supply to the bone around the hip. Without blood coming to the bone, hip osteonecrosis sets in, and the bone around the hip can collapse.


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