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Med Clin North Am. 2014 Jul;98(4):737-54, xi. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2014.03.003.

Practical approach to hip pain.

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1
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 30 Hope Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.
2
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 30 Hope Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA. Electronic address: slynch@hmc.psu.edu.

Abstract

Hip pain is a common complaint among patients presenting to outpatient clinics. Stratifying patients based on age, acuity, and location of pain (extra-articular vs intra-articular) can help to aid in appropriate imaging and timely referral to an orthopedic surgeon. A thorough history and an organized physical examination combined with radiographs are usually sufficient to diagnose most hip complaints. If the diagnosis remains uncertain, magnetic resonance imaging, usually with intra-articular gadolinium, is the imaging modality of choice in diagnosing both intra-articular and extra-articular pathologies.

KEYWORDS:

FAI; Hip pain; Labral tear; Osteoarthritis

PMID:
24994049
DOI:
10.1016/j.mcna.2014.03.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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