DConline Faculty Publish Manuscript in Current Sports Medicine Reports
Subspine Hip Impingement: An Unusual Cause of Hip Pain in an Elite Weightlifter
Nabhan, Dustin C. DC; Moreau, William J. DC; McNamara, Shannen C. BS; Briggs, Karen K. MPH; Philippon, Marc J. MD
Anterior hip pain can be difficult to diagnose due to the many pathologies and overlapping pain patterns that exist in the hip region. Clinical findings of pain at the anterior inferior iliac spine with passive hip flexion, proximal quadriceps pain and weakness, and painful impingement tests of the hip may be indicative of subspine hip impingement. This report describes the diagnosis and treatment of anterior hip pain, including subspine impingement and femoroacetabular impingement in an elite weightlifter. This case also describes how with the correct diagnosis and treatment, the athlete returned to play to her previous level of sport 11 months after a complex hip injury.
Check out the full article in the Current Sports Medicine Reports, Sept/Oct 2016 Vol. 15 – Issue 5: p 315-319