Conditions

Hip Injuries and Tears

  • Snapping Hip

    Snapping Hip

    The hip is an important joint that helps us walk, run and jump. The ball-and-socket joint in the hip is formed between the round end of the femur (thighbone) and the cup-shaped...

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  • Hip Pain

    Hip Pain

    Hip pain, one of the common symptoms patients complain of, may not always be felt precisely over the hip joint. Pain may be felt in and around the hip joint and the cause...

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  • Hip Bursitis

    Hip Bursitis

    Hip bursitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of a bursa in the hip. Bursae are fluid filled sacs present in joints between bone and soft tissue to reduce friction and provide...

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  • Femoroacetabular Impingement

    Femoroacetabular Impingement

    Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition where there is too much friction in the hip joint from bony irregularities causing pain and decreased range of hip motion.

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  • Avascular Necrosis

    Avascular Necrosis

    Avascular necrosis, also called osteonecrosis is a condition in which bone death occurs because of inadequate blood supply to it. Lack of blood flow may occur when there is a fracture...

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  • Hip Fracture

    Hip Fracture

    The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur, or thigh bone, and the “socket” is the cup shaped acetabulum. The joint surface is covered by a smooth...

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  • Gluteus Medius Tear

    Gluteus Medius Tear

    A gluteus medius tear is a condition characterized by severe strain on the gluteus medius muscle that results in partial or complete rupture of the muscle.

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  • Hip Labral Tear

    Hip Labral Tear

    A hip labral tear is an injury to the labrum, the cartilage that surrounds the outside rim of your hip joint socket. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint in which the head...

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  • Chondral Lesions or Injuries

    Chondral Lesions or Injuries

    The hip joint is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body, formed by the thigh bone or femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis. It is a ball and socket joint with the head of the femur...

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  • Hip Instability

    Hip Instability

    The hip plays an important role in supporting the upper body weight while standing, walking and running, and hip stability is crucial for these functions. The femur (thigh bone)...

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  • Loose Bodies

     Loose Bodies

    Loose bodies are small loose fragments of cartilage or a bone that float around the joint. The loose bodies can cause pain, swelling, locking and catching of the joint...

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  • Hip Groin Disorders

    Hip and groin disorders are more common in athletes, caused by rapid acceleration and deceleration motion...

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  • Hip Distraction

    The hip joint is one of the most important and flexible joints in the human body which allows us to walk, run, bend and perform physical activities. It is a ball (femoral head)...

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  • Subtrochanteric Hip Fracture

     Subtrochanteric Hip Fracture

    A hip fracture is a break that occurs near the hip in the upper part of the femur or thigh bone. The thigh bone has two bony processes on the upper part - the greater and lesser trochanters...

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  • Hip Abductor Tears

    Hip abductors are a major group of muscles found in the buttocks. It includes the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and tensor fascia lata muscles...

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  • Hip Synovitis

    Hip synovitis, also called transient hip synovitis or toxic synovitis is a condition in which there is inflammation of the synovial tissues surrounding the hip joint causing hip pain...

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  • Irritable Hip

    Irritable hip, also known as acute transient synovitis, is a common disorder of childhood characterized by onset of hip pain and limping. The term transient means...

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  • Hip Tendonitis

    Tendons are strong connective tissue structures that connect muscle to bone. Hip tendonitis is a condition associated with degeneration of the hip tendons...

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  • Hip Pointers

    The hip joint consists of 2 bones, the hip bone and the leg bone. An injury or bruise to one of these bones or the surrounding muscles or tissues is termed a hip pointer...

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  • Developmental Dysplasia

     Developmental Dysplasia

    Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) or Hip dysplasia is a condition which is seen in infants and young children because of developmental problems...

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  • Legg-Calve-Perthes-Disease

    Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCPD) or Perthes disease is a disorder of the hip that affects children, usually between the ages of 4 and 10. It usually involves one hip...

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  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

     Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is an unusual disorder of the hip where the ball at the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) slips in a backward direction...

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Hip Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip

    Osteoarthritis of the Hip

    Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs most often in older people. This disease affects the tissue covering...

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  • Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip

    Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip

    Inflammation of the joints is referred to as arthritis. The inflammation arises when the smooth covering (cartilage) at the end surfaces of the bones wears away...

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  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip

    Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip

    Transient osteoporosis of the hip is a rare condition that causes bone loss temporarily in the upper part of the thighbone (femur). It is mostly found in young or middle...

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