Hip and groin injuries in athletes

Citation
K. Anderson et al., Hip and groin injuries in athletes, AM J SP MED, 29(4), 2001, pp. 521-533
Citations number
84
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE
ISSN journal
0363-5465 → ACNP
Volume
29
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
521 - 533
Database
ISI
SICI code
0363-5465(200107/08)29:4<521:HAGIIA>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Although athletic injuries about the hip and groin occur less commonly than injuries in the extremities, they can result in extensive rehabilitation t ime. Thus, an accurate diagnosis and well-organized treatment plan are crit ical. Because loads of up to eight times body weight have been demonstrated in the hip joint during jogging, presumably even greater loads can occur d uring vigorous athletic competition. The available imaging modalities are e ffective diagnostic tools when selected on the basis of a thorough history and physical examination. Considerable controversy exists as to the cause a nd optimal treatment of groin pain in athletes, or the so-called "sports he rnia." There has also been significant recent attention focused on intraart icular lesions that may be amenable to hip arthroscopy. This article briefl y reviews several common hip and groin conditions affecting athletic patien ts and highlights some newer topics.