Snapping Hip Syndrome
In this episode: Season 3 kicks off with Snapping Hip Syndrome. Which is typically a pain free snap felt and heard around either hip, it can be painful in some cases. There are three versions Internal (the most common), External which is more similar to iliotibial band syndrome and Intra-Articular which is related typical to pathology of the hip labrum.
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Brief overview of the episode:
Snapping Hip Syndrome (Coxa Saltans) is, as the name suggests, characterized by a snapping sensation in the hip. In most cases this is painless but it can be painful. It is most common in athletes and dancers in their teens and twenties.
There are 3 recognized kinds of snapping hip syndrome. The most common form is Internal – which is caused by the iliopsoas tendon sliding over the femoral head in most cases. The Ilipsoas can also slide over the iliopectineal ridge, the lesser trocanter or the iliopsoas bursa. The 2nd most likely is External – which is caused by the ilitibial tract sliding over the great trochanter (outside of hip). The least common and most problematic is Intra-articular – which will be caused by loose bodies in the hip or a labrum tear and is highlighted by locking and pain.
In most cases snapping hip syndrome is a secondary, pain free, finding when performing an examination of a young athlete. It does not need to be treated specifically if it is non-painful and is not affecting function.
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