Sports Injuries

Hip injuries are extremely common in competitive sports due to tremendous forces placed on the hips. Many professional athletes have undergone hip arthroscopy for hip injuries, including Alex Rodriguez, Mike Lowell and Kurt Warner. Hip trauma may occur due to a specific injury or may develop over time due to repetitive micotrauma.

Athletic hip injuries are commonly misdiagnosed as a pulled groin, sports hernia or muscle strain. However, if hip pain persists despite a trial of rest, activity modification and physical therapy, the hip should be further evaluated for a missed injury. When a hip injury affects athletic performance, arthroscopic intervention may assist in the athlete's return to full strength and possibly their athletic career.

Below is a list of professional athletes who have had hip arthroscopies:

Football

Brandon Marshall, NFL Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears

Kurt Warner, NFL quarterback, Arizona Cardinals

Priest Holmes, NFL running back, Kansas City Chiefs

Baseball

Brian Roberts, MLB second baseman, baltimore Orioles

Alex Rodriguez, MLB third baseman, New York Yankees

Mike Lowell, MLB third baseman, Boston Red Sox

Carlos Delgado, MLB first baseman, Boston Red Sox

Chase Utley, MLB second baseman, Philadelphia Phillies

Darren O'day, MLB pitcher, Baltimore Orioles

Basketball

Troy Hudson, NBA point guard, most recently played with Golden State Warriors

Theo Raliffe, fromer NBA center forward for Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers

Golf

Greg Norma, PGA tour

Figure skating

Tara Lapinski, Olympic figure skater

Hockey

Mario Lemieux, Former NHL player, Canada

Tennis

Magnus Norman, ATP World Tour