Physical Examination of the Hip and Pelvis

  • Hal D. Martin
  • Ian J. Palmer
  • Munif A. Hatem
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The clinical examination of the hip is a five-layer comprehensive assessment of the hip joint. In order to appreciate this achievement of symphonic function, it is important to understand the balance and interrelationship that each layer has upon the other in both a static and dynamic fashion. Optimally, the hip will be recognized early as the source of the complaint which is dependent upon a consistent method of interpreting the history and clinical examination of the hip. The standardized physical examination produces a fixed background, on which to produce the shadow of hip pathology and allowing for a five-layer comprehensive diagnosis.


Kinematic Chain Femoroacetabular Impingement Femoral Anteversion Contracture Test Tensor Fascia Lata 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hal D. Martin
    • 1
  • Ian J. Palmer
    • 1
  • Munif A. Hatem
    • 1
  1. 1.Baylor University Medical Center, Hip Preservation CenterDallasUSA

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