1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Department of Physical Therapy, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark3 unknown4 Ortopædkirurgisk Afdeling AMH, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark
UNLABELLED: Evidence-based clinical examination and assessment of the athlete with hip joint related pain is complex. It requires a systematic approach to properly differentially diagnose competing potential causes of athletic pain generation. An approach with an initial broad focus (and hence use of highly sensitive tests/measures) that then is followed by utilizing more specific tests/measures to pare down this imprecise differential diagnosis list is suggested. Physical assessment measures are then suggested to discern impairments, activity and participation restrictions for athletes with hip-join related pain, hence guiding the proper treatment approach. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 5.
International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 2014, Vol 9, Issue 6, p. 737-55