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Tag: hip joint

Hip Avulsion Fracture

Brief Outline of Hip Avulsion Fracture An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament pulls away from the bone at its attachment, pulling a piece of the bone away with it. This usually results from a forceful twisting muscular contraction, or powerful hyperextension or hyperflexion. This injury is more prevalent in children than in […]

Hip Pointer

Brief Outline of Hip Pointer The hip pointer usually refers to a deep bruise of the iliac crest and the muscles that cover it, and is often caused by a direct blow. Hip pointers are most commonly associated with football but may be seen in any contact sports. Anatomy and physiology A hip pointer is […]

Hip Flexor Strain

Brief Outline of Hip Flexor Strain A strain is a stretch or tear of a muscle or tendon. The hip flexor is a muscle located on the front of the hip that lifts the upper leg forward and upward or bends the waist forward when flexed. This muscle is used a lot in cycling, running, […]

Trochanteric Bursitis

March 2, 2010

WHAT IS TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS? Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac near the lateral point of the hip joint known as the greater trochanter. When this bursa becomes irritated or inflamed, it causes pain in the hip. This is a common cause of hip pain. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES? One of the […]