Clinical examination and physical assessment of hip joint-related pain in athletes.


Journal Article

UNLABELLED: Evidence-based clinical examination and assessment of the athlete with hip joint related pain is complex. It requires a systematic approach to properly differentially diagnose competing potential causes of athletic pain generation. An approach with an initial broad focus (and hence use of highly sensitive tests/measures) that then is followed by utilizing more specific tests/measures to pare down this imprecise differential diagnosis list is suggested. Physical assessment measures are then suggested to discern impairments, activity and participation restrictions for athletes with hip-join related pain, hence guiding the proper treatment approach. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 5.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reiman, MP; Thorborg, K

Published Date

  • November 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 737 - 755

PubMed ID

  • 25383243

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25383243

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2159-2896


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States