How common are hip injuries in the athletes

How common are hip injuries in the athletic population?

Hip injuries make up 6% of all athletic injuries and their prevalence is increasing as there are improvements in recognition and diagnosis. Recognition of these injuries including strains, fractures, and impingement at the hip is important as their sequelae can have a lasting impact on an athlete’s career and should be identified and treated in the acute setting to prevent these long-term consequences. Because the hip joint is stabilized by multiple layers of protective anatomy and supports six to eight times an athlete’s weight, injury is often the result of a great deal of force such as an impact or quick change in direction.

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