Hip Pain in Adults

Hip pain in adults must be differentiated into pain of the various regions around the groin and upper thigh. While age at presentation is extremely important with hip pain in children, painful adult hip conditions may occur throughout a wide age range, depending often on the predisposing factors.

 

Groin pain in adults:

Femoro-acetabular impingement

Labral tear

Cartilage delamination

Avascular necrosis

Established osteoarthritis

Total hip replacement complications

Inflammatory arthritis

Hip fracture

Pelvic fracture

Snapping hip (Iliopsoas)

Iliopsoas bursitis

Muscle avulsion (Sartorius, rectus femoris, Iliopsoas)

Osteitis pubis

Athletic pubalgia

Transient osteoporosis

Ilioinguinal, Obturator nerve entrapment

Gastrointestinal referred pain

 

Buttock pain in adults:

Radicular pain

Sciatic nerve entrapment (pyriformis syndrome)

Sacroileitis

Muscle avulsion (hamstring)

 

Lateral thigh pain and adults:

Snapping hip (iliotibial band)

Trochanteric bursitis

Gluteus medius tendinitis

Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment

Femoral stress fracture