Assessment and differential diagnosis of the painful hip
Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
Medical Subject Headings
Arthroscopy; Diagnosis, Differential; *Hip Joint; Humans; Joint Diseases; Medical History Taking; Pain; Physical Examination
Orthopedics | Rehabilitation and Therapy
Hip pain is a common problem seen by orthopaedic surgeons. The current authors provide an approach to the patient with hip pain, including important information to be gained from the history and physical examination and relevant radiographic studies and laboratory tests. A differential diagnosis for patients presenting with the complaint of hip pain and indications for hip arthroscopy are provided.
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Citation: Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003 Jan;(406):11-8. Link to article on publisher's site