Hip Pathologies


  1. Hip Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that affects the cartilage of the hip, causing pain and stiffness.
  2. Hip Bursitis: This is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons and bones, in the hip.
  3. Hip Fractures: These are common in older people, especially those with osteoporosis. Hip fractures often occur from a fall or from a direct blow to the side of the hip.
  4. Hip Dislocation: This occurs when the head of the femur is forced out of the hip socket.
  5. Hip Labral Tear: This is a tear in the ring of cartilage (labrum) that follows the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint.
  6. Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement): This is a condition where the bones of the hip are abnormally shaped and do not fit together perfectly, causing the hip bones to rub against each other and damage the joint.
  7. Hip Flexor Strain: This is an overuse injury caused by strain to the hip flexor muscles.
  8. Snapping Hip Syndrome: This is a condition in which you hear a snapping sound or feel a snapping sensation in your hip when you walk, get up from a chair, or swing your leg around.
  9. Hip Dysplasia: This is a condition where the hip socket doesn’t fully cover the ball portion of the upper thighbone, making the hip joint prone to dislocation.
  10. Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis): This is a condition that happens when blood flow to the hip bone slows and the bone tissue dies. Although it can affect other bones, avascular necrosis most often happens in the hip.