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Hip Conditions

The hip joint is one of the largest joints in the body. It is composed of one osseous joint. The hip is built for weight bearing and movement in several different planes. Most of the stability of the hip is derived from the capsule, ligaments, muscle and a cartilaginous tissue called the labrum.

Hip Conditions

Common conditions of the hip joint include:

  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Hip rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hip fractures
  • Aseptic necrosis of the hip
  • Hip dislocation
  • Slipped femoral epiphysis
  • Degenerative hip disease

Common conditions of the hip muscles include:

  • Hamstring strain,
  • Hamstring tear
  • Psoas strain
  • Adductor strain
  • Muscle tear
  • Piriformis syndrome

Common conditions of the ligaments and labrum include:

  • Labral tear
  • Hip dislocation
  • Capsulitis

Common conditions of the hip bursa is referred to as hip bursitis or trochanteric bursitis