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Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Nov;9(6):737-55.

Clinical examination and physical assessment of hip joint-related pain in athletes.

Abstract

Evidence-based clinical examination and assessment of the athlete with hip joint related pain is complex. It requires a systematic approach to properly differentially diagnose competing potential causes of athletic pain generation. An approach with an initial broad focus (and hence use of highly sensitive tests/measures) that then is followed by utilizing more specific tests/measures to pare down this imprecise differential diagnosis list is suggested. Physical assessment measures are then suggested to discern impairments, activity and participation restrictions for athletes with hip-join related pain, hence guiding the proper treatment approach.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

5.

KEYWORDS:

Athlete; diagnostic accuracy; examination; hip joint

PMID:
25383243
PMCID:
PMC4223284

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