Common Hip Injuries: Conservative Management

  • Vonda J. Wright
  • Philip Zakko
  • Edward Chang
  • Kellie K. MiddletonEmail author


Full functionality of the hip is crucial in athletes who seek to optimize their performance. As the primary stabilizer of the body, a strong and pain-free hip is especially essential for master athletes. Unfortunately, athletes 35 years and older are prone to many hip pathologies that typically do not affect younger athletes due to various factors. Such factors include degenerative changes in the hip joint, overuse and secondary strain of the surrounding musculature, and great stress on the joint from many years of high activity. As such, this chapter will focus on the management of common hip injuries seen in aging athletes, both conservative and operative, and the success of these patients returning to sport following treatment.


Adhesive capsulitis Piriformis syndrome Trochanteric bursitis Osteoarthritis Degenerative joint disease (DJD) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vonda J. Wright
    • 1
  • Philip Zakko
    • 2
  • Edward Chang
    • 3
  • Kellie K. Middleton
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh, UPMC Lemieux Sports ComplexPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterFarmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Inova Health SystemAlexandriaUSA
  4. 4.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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