Extra-articular Hip Conditions and Sports Injuries

  • Kathleen L. Davenport
  • Peter J. Moley
  • Bryan T. Kelly


The hip is a dynamic joint that has been implicated in sports injury. While the hip joint, and more specifically the interplay between the acetabulum and the femoral head/neck junction, has been implicated in the injury of the joint, there are also significant injuries that occur outside of the joint. In this chapter, we review some of the more common extra-articular injuries of the hip in the athlete. Hip pathology can be viewed in a layered approach, with the layers involving osteochondral, inert, dynamic (muscular), and neural pathology. We subdivide the muscular pathology into anterior, lateral, posterior, and medial regions.


Pubic Symphysis Peripheral Nerve Injury Groin Pain Myotendinous Junction Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen L. Davenport
    • 1
  • Peter J. Moley
    • 2
    • 3
  • Bryan T. Kelly
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Spine and Sports MedicineHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Clinical Rehabilitation MedicineWeill Cornell Medical College, Center for Hip PreservationNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Orthopedic SurgeonHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Orthopedic SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College, Center for Hip PreservationNew YorkUSA

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