The hip is a ball-and-socket joint with robust muscular attachments. Hip pain can originate from spinal, intra-articular, and systemic pathologic issues which often renders diagnosis difficult. Range of motion deficits, specific physical exam tests, and radiographic imaging are useful for developing a differential diagnosis.
KeywordsHip biomechanics Femur Acetabulum Femoroacetabular impingement Osteonecrosis
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