Pelvic, Hip, and Thigh Injuries

  • Jason H. Nielson


Pelvic, hip, and thigh injuries are relatively rare in the young athlete (1). The young athlete with pelvic or hip pain may present with an acute injury necessitating immediate treatment. An acute injury may cause pain in the pelvic, hip, thigh, or even knee region. More commonly, the young athlete will have a chronic injury that will limit activities during or after sporting activities. The spectrum of injury can range from osseous tumors, masked by injury (2), to simple strains. Apophyseal avulsions and stress fractures are the most commonly encountered skeletal injuries of the hip and pelvis. These injuries can result in substantial amount of injury time for the young athlete. Diagnosis and treatment of the pelvis, hip, and thigh injuries is one of the most difficult clinical tasks for the sports physician, and one of possibly great frustration for the young athlete. Therefore, careful clinical diagnosis with considerations of broad differentials and appropriate treatment in this age group is crucial.


Slip Capital Femoral Epiphysis Young Athlete Avulsion Fracture Overuse Injury Labral Tear 
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  • Jason H. Nielson
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsSunrise Children’s HospitalHendersonUSA

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