Hip / Tight

Hip / Tight

Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone meets your pelvis bone. Hips are called ball-and-socket joints because the ball-like top of your thigh bone moves within a cup-like space in your pelvis. Your hips are very stable. When they are healthy, it takes great force to hurt them. However, playing sports, running, overuse or falling can all sometimes lead to hip injuries. These include


Strains
Bursitis
Dislocations
Fractures
Certain diseases also lead to hip injuries or problems. Osteoarthritis can cause pain and limited motion. Osteoporosis of the hip causes weak bones that break easily. Both of these are common in older people.

Treatment for hip disorders may include rest, medicines, physical therapy, or surgery, including hip replacement.

Start Here


Hip Problems(American Academy of Family Physicians) - http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/tools/symptom/540.printerview.html


Latest News


Screen All Newborns for Hip Dysplasia, Study Urges(07/08/2009, HealthDay) - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_86611.html


Diagnosis/Symptoms


Bone X-Ray (Radiography)(American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America) - http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=bonerad&bhcp=1


Also available in Spanish http://www.radiologyinfo.org/sp/info.cfm?pg=bonerad


Hip Problems(American Academy of Family Physicians) - http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/tools/symptom/540.printerview.html

MRI of the Musculoskeletal System(American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America) - http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=muscmr


Also available in Spanish http://www.radiologyinfo.org/sp/info.cfm?pg=muscmr


Treatment


MedlinePlus: Hip Replacement(National Library of Medicine) - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hipreplacement.html

Also available in Spanish http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/hipreplacement.html


Prevention/Screening


Live It Safe: Prevent Broken Hips(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00305


Rehabilitation/Recovery


MedlinePlus: Mobility Aids - Canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mobilityaids.html


Specific Conditions


Fracture of the Pelvis(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00223


Hip Bursitis(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00409


Hip Dislocation(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00352


Hip Fracture(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) - http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/hip-fracture/DS00185/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print


Hip Fractures(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00392


Hip Labral Tear(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) - http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/hip-labral-tear/DS00920/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print


Hip Strains(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00361


Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00396


JAMA Patient Page: Hip Fractures(American Medical Association) - Links to PDF - http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/298/20/2442.pdf


Also available in Spanish http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/data/298/20/2442/DC1/1


Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) - http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/legg-calve-perthes-disease/DS00654/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print


Osteoarthritis of the Hip(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00213


Also available in Spanish http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00469


Osteonecrosis of the Hip(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00216


Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS)(American Academy of Family Physicians) - http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/pain/disorders/469.printerview.html


Also available in Spanish http://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home/common/pain/disorders/469.printerview.html


Snapping Hip(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00363


Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00205


Related Issues


Office Visit Tips(American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons) - http://www.aahks.org/patients/resources/tips.cfm


Recovering from a Hip Fracture(American Academy of Family Physicians) - http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/seniors/common-older/899.printerview.html


Also available in Spanish http://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home/seniors/common-older/899.printerview.html


Taking Care of Your Hip(American Physical Therapy Association) - Links to PDF - http://www.apta.org/AM/Images/APTAIMAGES/ContentImages/ptandbody/hip/hip.pdf


Health Check Tools
Hip Injury(DSHI Systems) - http://www.freemd.com/hip-injury/visit-virtual-doctor.htm


Hip Pain(DSHI Systems) - http://www.freemd.com/hip-pain-one-hip/visit-virtual-doctor.htm

Tutorials
Surgical Procedures: Hip, Knee, Shoulder(Arthritis Foundation) - http://www.arthritis.org/joint-surgery.php


Clinical Trials


ClinicalTrials.gov: Hip Dislocation(National Institutes of Health) - http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/open/condition=%22Hip+Dislocation%22


ClinicalTrials.gov: Hip Fractures(National Institutes of Health) - http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/open/condition=%22Hip+Fractures%22


ClinicalTrials.gov: Hip Injuries(National Institutes of Health) - http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/open/condition=%22Hip+Injuries%22


ClinicalTrials.gov: Pelvis(National Institutes of Health) - http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/open/condition=%22Pelvis%22


Research


Arm Fractures Indicate Greater Risk of Hip Fractures in Elderly Patients(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://www6.aaos.org/news/Pemr/releases/release.cfm?releasenum=784


Low Levels of Vitamin D Associated with Increase in Hip Fracture(National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) -http://www.niams.nih.gov/News_and_Events/Spotlight_on_Research/2009/low_vitD_hip_fracture.asp


Journal Articles

References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
Article: A systematic review of thromboprophylaxis for pelvic and acetabular fractures. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=19390367&tool=MedlinePlus


Article: A modified anterior exposure to the acetabulum for treatment of... - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=19390366&tool=MedlinePlus


Article: Internal rotation and taping of the lower extremities for closed... - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=19390364&tool=MedlinePlus


Hip Injuries and Disorders -- see more articles - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=search&db=pubmed&term=(hip+injuries[majr]+OR+hip+joint/abnormalities[majr]+OR+pelvic+bones/injuries[majr])+AND+english[la]+AND+humans[mh]+AND+(jsubsetk[text]+OR+patient+education+handout[pt]+OR+review[pt]+OR+guideline[pt]+OR+clinical+trial[pt]+OR+jsubsetn[text])+NOT+(letter[pt]+OR+editorial[pt]+OR+case+reports[pt])&doptcmdl=summary&cmd_current=Limits&pmfilter_EDatLimit=last+1+Year&tool=MedlinePlus


Dictionaries/Glossaries


Glossary of Orthopaedic Words(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/glossary.cfm


Orthopedic Glossary(Children's Hospital Boston) - http://www.childrenshospital.org/clinicalservices/Site1173/mainpageS1173P9.html


Directories


AAHKS Doctor Locator(American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons) - http://www.aahks.org/patients/public/memdir.cfm


Find a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician(American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) - http://www.e-aapmr.org/imis/imisonline/findphys/find.cfm


Find an Orthopaedist(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://www6.aaos.org/about/public/members.cfm


Organizations


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - http://www.aaos.org/


National Center for Injury Prevention and Control(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - http://www.cdc.gov/injury/


National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - http://www.niams.nih.gov/
Also available in Spanish http://www.niams.nih.gov/Portal_En_Espanol/


Statistics
Hip Fractures Among Older Adults(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/adulthipfx.htm


Children
Acetabular Labral Tears(Children's Hospital Boston) - http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site557/mainpageS557P0.html


Cast Types and Maintenance Instructions(Children's Hospital Boston) - http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site653/mainpageS653P0.html


Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00347


Hip Impingement(Children's Hospital Boston) - http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site556/mainpageS556P0.html


Hip Problems in Infants(American Academy of Family Physicians) - http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/children/parents/special/bone/444.printerview.html

Also available in Spanish http://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home/children/parents/special/bone/444.printerview.html


Leg Length Discrepancy(Children's Hospital Boston) - http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1100/mainpageS1100P0.html


Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)(American Academy of Family Physicians) - http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/children/parents/special/bone/282.printerview.html

Also available in Spanish http://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home/children/parents/special/bone/282.printerview.html


Transient Synovitis of the Hip: A Cause of Hip Pain in Children(American Academy of Family Physicians) - http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/children/parents/special/bone/181.printerview.html

Also available in Spanish http://familydoctor.org/online/famdoces/home/children/parents/special/bone/181.printerview.html


Ultrasound - Hip(Children's Hospital Boston) - http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1669/mainpageS1669P0.html


Teenagers
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) - http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00052


You may also be interested in these MedlinePlus related pages:
Hip Replacement - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hipreplacement.html


Bones, Joints and Muscles - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bonesjointsandmuscles.html


Injuries and Wounds - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/injuriesandwounds.html


The primary NIH organization for research on Hip Injuries and Disorders is the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - http://www.niams.nih.gov/



Hip Injuries and Disorders - Multiple Languages - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/hipin...



Date last updated: July 21 2009
Topic last reviewed: July 12 2009
From MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov), 24 Hour Health Information.

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