Hip and Pelvis Injuries in Special Populations

  • Dorianne R. Feldman
  • Marlís González-Fernández
  • Aarti A. Singla
  • Brian J. Krabak
  • Sandeep Singh


Heterotopic ossification is a common complication in disabled populations that can significantly affect hip range of motion, cause pain, and limit functional mobility. The most common musculoskeletal injuries among amputee athletes are sprains and strains to the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint on the uninvolved side. Athletes with cerebral palsy typically experience lower extremity injuries that involve the patellofemoral joint which are due to muscle spasms of the surrounding muscles. Wheelchair athletes are at a greater risk of long bone fractures due to osteoporosis. Disabled athletes require sport- and disability-specific equipment to minimize injury.


Spinal Cord Injury Cerebral Palsy Heterotopic Ossification Quadriceps Tendon Residual Limb 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorianne R. Feldman
    • 1
  • Marlís González-Fernández
    • 2
  • Aarti A. Singla
    • 3
  • Brian J. Krabak
    • 4
  • Sandeep Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationSchool of Medicine, Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Department of Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics and Sports MedicineSeattle Children’s Hospital, University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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