• Dr. Domb!

    Thanks a lot for getting my hip right. Looking forward to a full recovery and a great season. Thanks again for everything.

    Corey WoottonChicago Bears and Detroit Lions
  • Thank you for all that you have done for me and the team. My hip feels so much better, and because of you I'm pain free.
    Sylvia Fowles WNBA Finals MVP, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Thank you for working your magic! You're the best!
    Zakiya BywatersChicago Red Stars, National Women's Soccer League
  • Thanks for all the love and positive Energy that was put into my surgery. May the Lord bless you and your family.
    Atari BigbyGreen Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers
  • Dr. Domb, Thanks for fixing me up
    Rashied DavisChicago Bears
  • Huge thank you to Dr. Domb for always taking care of me and getting me back on the court in no time!
    Elena Delle DonneChicago Sky, MVP of the WNBA
  • Dr. Domb! Thanks for taking care of the hip! All the best to you and your staff
    Roosevelt ColvinChicago Bears' All-Decade Defense team
  • Thanks doc for fixing my hip!
    Ryan ChiaveriniWindy City Live Co-Host on ABC7

Textbook chapter: Hip Physical Examination

As our understanding and treatment of hip pathology improves, a systematic, consistent, and reproducible means of clinically evaluating the hip is imperative. While a limp, groin pain, and limited internal rotation are often indicators of hip pathology 1 ,the hip is overlooked as the original source of pain or pathology in 60% of primary hip disorders 2 .Hip pain can be ambiguous in its nature and origin, and pathologies of the hip and low back interact with one another and are easily confused. Hip problems can stem from disorders of the paravertebral muscles, which cause soft tissue instability and irregular tension on the hip 3 .Hip pain can also cause back pain by way of muscle con- tractures of the iliopsoas and the hamstrings or through sec- ondary leg length discrepancy 1 .A systematic and reproducible physical examination of the hip is therefore a necessity for cor- rect diagnosis as well as longitudinal follow-up.

The hip is a focal point of initiation for running and walking and can bear forces equal to over fi ve times body weight during running or jumping 4 .Because the hip is almost universally sub- jected to high loads and extremes of motion during sport, hip pain is a common complaint in athletes. In one study, pathol- ogy of the hip accounted for 2.5% of adult athletic injuries and 5% to 9% of high school athletic injuries 5 .Hip pain is especially frequent in sports such as soccer, ballet, hockey, martial arts, rugby, and running 5 .A recent study of injuries in the National Basketball Association over 17 years found a total of 1,340 hip- related injuries causing 4,753 games missed 6.

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