Common Hip
Conditions

Congenital Dislocation of the Hip (CDH)

Is a condition whereby the ball and socket joint of the hip does not stay in its normal articulation due to developmental problems with either bony or soft tissue….

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Fractured Neck of Femur

Occurs when the part of the femur (thigh bone) which connects the head (the ball shaped top) with the shaft (the long straight part of the thigh bone) is cracked or broken….

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Hip Dislocation

Occurs when the femoral head (the top part of the thigh bone) slips out of its articulation with the socket in the pelvis (hip bone)….

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome – ITBS

Is a condition characterised by pain on the outside of the lower thigh due to inflammation of the thick band of fibrous tissue which runs along the outside of the leg from the hip to just below the knee….

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Leg Length Discrepancy

Is a condition in which one of the lower limbs is shorter than the other. This may be due to injury, developmental abnormality or degenerative changes….

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Osteoarthritis – Hip

Is a degenerative condition of the hip joint whereby the smooth articulating surfaces become roughened and worn….

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Perthes Disease

Is a condition where the femoral head, the top of the thigh bone which articulates with the hip bone (pelvis) becomes soft and crumbles….

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Spina Bifida

Is a condition whereby the nerves and bones of the spine do not develop correctly. The term literally means “split” or “open” spine….

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