Pain pp 757-760 | Cite as

Hip Joint Pain

  • Peter A. Gold
  • Mark R. Jones
  • Alan David KayeEmail author


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.


Hip biomechanics Femur Acetabulum Femoroacetabular impingement Osteonecrosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Gold
    • 1
  • Mark R. Jones
    • 2
  • Alan David Kaye
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Northwell Health/Hofstra University)QueensUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain MedicineBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiaLSUHSCNew OrleansUSA

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