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Injury Definitions

Hip Injuries


Hip injuries include dislocations, broken bones, and bruised or strained muscles. A sudden (acute) injury may occur from a fall on the hip, a direct blow to the hip or knee, or abnormal twisting or bending of the leg. Examples of acute injuries that may cause hip pain include a broken hip (hip fracture) or pelvis (pelvic fracture), avulsion fracture, dislocated hip, sprained hip, muscle strain in the groin or buttock, or severe bruising (contusion). Overuse injuries occur from repeating the same activity. The repeated activity, such as running or bicycling long distances, stresses the hip joint and may cause irritation and inflammation. Examples of overuse injuries include irritation of the large sac that separates the hipbones from the muscles and tendons of the thighs and buttocks (trochanteric bursitis), irritation of the tendons in the hip (tendonitis), muscle strain, and hairline cracks (stress fracture)  in the hip socket or head of the femur.

Numerous complications can result from hip injuries. Damage to nerves and blood vessels can cause permanent weakness, numbness, and difficulty moving. Some hip injuries require surgical intervention including a partial or complete hip replacement. Depending on the age and activity of the person with a hip replacement, one may need a second hip replacement in the future.

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