Pelvic, Hip, and Thigh Injuries

  • Jason H. Nielson
  • Tyler J. Kent
Part of the Contemporary Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine book series (PASM)


Pediatric pelvic, hip, and thigh injuries are becoming increasingly more common. Careful clinical diagnosis with considerations of broad differentials and appropriate treatment in this age group is crucial. This chapter will review basic hip anatomy. Much more attention will be applied to clinical history and physical evaluation. It will also include in-depth discussion of some of the most common acute and chronic injuries seen in the pediatric hip, as well as provide some basic steps for management. Brief discussion is provided regarding prevention of sports injuries as well as timing for return to play. At its conclusion, the reader should feel more confident in differentiating, diagnosing, and managing a wide spectrum of pediatric sports injuries.


Apophyseal injuries Contusion Femoracetabular impingement Labral tear Slipped capital femoral epiphysis Stress fractures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason H. Nielson
    • 1
  • Tyler J. Kent
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsSunrise Children’s HospitalLas VegasUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity Medical Center of Southern NevadaLas VegasUSA

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