A ball and socket joint deeply located in the groin region. It is susceptible to sports injuries, avascular necrosis and degenerative conditions. Commonly associated with pain in the groin. Often diagnosis of hip conditions are noticed to be missed, overlooked or mistaken for spine pathologies due to cursory assessments. A careful elicitation of history, clinical examination with correlation of investigation findings gives accurate diagnosis. Early management leads to normal recovery with a good prognosis.
Common treatable symptoms - Pain in groin, pain around hip, clicking, snapping, limitation of motion, inability to squat / sit cross legged, limp, deformity.