UMMS Affiliation

Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation



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Medical Subject Headings

Bursitis; Femoracetabular Impingement; Fractures, Stress; Groin; Hip Injuries; Humans; Pain


Orthopedics | Rehabilitation and Therapy


Hip and groin pain are a common complaint among athletes of all ages, and may result from an acute injury or from chronic, repetitive trauma. Hip injuries can be intraarticular, extraarticular, or both. Labral abnormalities may occur in asymptomatic patients as well as in those with incapacitating symptoms and signs. Athletic hip injury leading to disabling intraarticular hip pain most commonly involves labral tear. The extraarticular causes are usually the result of overuse activity, leading to inflammation, tendonitis, or bursitis. In clinical practice, the term athletic pubalgia is used to describe exertional pubic or groin pain.

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Citation: Clin Sports Med. 2011 Apr;30(2):239-83. Link to article on publisher's site

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