Hip and pelvic injuries in the young athlete
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Hip and pelvic injuries are relatively rare in the young athlete. Contusions and musculotendinous sprains are the most common injuries about the hip and pelvis. Apophyseal avulsion fractures and stress fractures are the most frequently encountered skeletal injuries. Each of these entities can be successfully treated with guided physical therapy following conservative management with rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and ice massage until the patient is pain free. Epiphyseal, diaphyseal, or pathologic fractures are rare entities that are secondary to violent trauma. These injuries are severe and often require operative intervention. Femoral neck fractures have a high rate of complications from avascular necrosis, nonunion, or malunion. Pelvic fractures have frequent associated genitourinary, abdominal, neurologic, and musculoskeletal injuries. Pathologic fractures are most commonly secondary to benign lesions, such as unicameral bone cysts, and less likely owing to malignancy. Finally, in children with hip pain during athletic activities, even with antecedent trauma, the sports clinician must screen for slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Perthes' disease, congenital subluxation of the hip, toxic synovitis, systemic neoplasia, or infectious process.

Author(s): 
Waters, P. M.
Millis, M. B.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Clinics in Sports Medicine
Journal Abbreviation: 
Clin Sports Med
Publication Date: 
Jul 1988
Publication Year: 
1988
Pages: 
513-526
Volume: 
7
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0278-5919
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 3042159

Turabian/Chicago Citation

P. M. Waters and M. B. Millis. Jul 1988. "Hip and pelvic injuries in the young athlete." Clinics in Sports Medicine 7: 3: 513-526.

Wikipedia Citation

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