Impingement syndromes are increasingly recognised as significant causes of hip pain and dysfunction. A broad spectrum of intraarticular and extraarticular conditions has been implicated in their pathophysiology. Physical examination is often inconclusive as clinical findings may be unclear or misleading, often simulating other disorders. With current improvements in imaging techniques and better understanding of hip impingement related pathomechanisms, these entities can be accurately diagnosed. In addition, preoperative imaging has allowed for targeted treatment planning. This article provides an overview of the various types of hip impingement, including femoroacetabular impingement, ischiofemoral impingement, snapping hip syndrome, greater trochanteric-pelvic and subspine impingement. Current literature data regarding their pathogenesis, clinical manifestation and imaging work-up are discussed.
Hip Int 2017; 27(4): 317 - 328
Article Type: REVIEW
AuthorsEvangelia E. Vassalou, Aristeidis H. Zibis, Michail E. Klontzas, Apostolos H. Karantanas
- • Accepted on 30/03/2017
- • Available online on 29/05/2017
- • Published in print on 25/07/2017
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- Vassalou, Evangelia E. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, 2
- Zibis, Aristeidis H. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 3
- Klontzas, Michail E. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, 2, 4
- Karantanas, Apostolos H. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, 2, * Corresponding Author (email@example.com)
Department of Medical Imaging, University Hospital, Heraklion - Greece
Department of Radiology, University of Crete, Heraklion - Greece
Department of Anatomy, University of Thessalia, Medical School, Larissa - Greece
Imperial College London, London - UK