Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Hip Injuries

  • K. F. BowmanJr.
  • J. K. Sekiya


The diagnosis and management of hip injuries in the athlete has gained significant clinical interest due to the improved ability to diagnose and manage these problems. The clinical evaluation of hip pathology can be difficult due to the complex local anatomy and frequently vague symptoms. A greater understanding of the clinically relevant anatomy and pathophysiology of intra-articular causes of hip pain can help the treating physician to successfully manage these injuries. These causes include skeletal deficiency, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral tear, capsular laxity, hip instability, and articular cartilage injuries. The clinical goal of treatment is to alleviate symptoms of pain and prevent the development or progression of degenerative changes in the hip.


Femoral Head Articular Cartilage Labral Tear Femoroacetabular Impingement Labral Repair 
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  • K. F. BowmanJr.
  • J. K. Sekiya

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