These pages offer advice for clinicians on the diagnosis and assessment of a wide variety of conditions causing hip pain. There are many conditions that can cause pain in the "Hip". Many patients will point to their sacroiliac joint or iliac crest and call this area the "Hip". A careful history and examination will help define exactly where the symptoms are felt and avoid inappropriate visits to the Hip or Spinal Clinics.

Many conditions can produce pain in and around the "hip"

I have designed this area as a reference specifically for busy General Practitioners, Physiotherapist, Nurses  and other medical professionals. The information contained is advisory and should only be interpreted by those already trained to care for patients.

Each section has a navigation tree on the left with a searching facility. Please click the + to expand each section.  I have collected the text and pictures from a wide variety of sources, over many years and I welcome any suggestions for additions, amendments and notification of any typos!

Kind Regards

Gavin Holt MBChB FRCS (Ortho)

Consultant Hip & Knee Surgeon

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