Hip apophysitis is a chronic inflammatory injury seen only in child, adolescent, and skeletally immature athletes.
Repetitive overload of hip muscles applies excessive forces to pelvi...
Increase in physical activity duration, frequency, and intensity
Recent growth spurt
Gradually increasing pain, exacerbated by physical activity (i.e., running or jumping) 1[A]
Dependent on degree of pain and instability
Rest from physical activity 1[A]
Modified activity 1[A]
Physical therapy 1[A]
Gentle stretching, avoid vigo...
Dependent on severity of pain and disability
Crutches can be used to avoid weight-bearing...
Arnaiz J, Piedra T, de Lucas EM, et al. Imaging findings of lower limb apophysitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;196(3):316–325.
Houghton KM Review for the generalist: evaluation ...
Hip strength and flexibility are key to reducing the risk of hip apophysitis.
Ensure that athletes recover to full pain-free range of motion before returning to sport.
Hip apophysitis ca...
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