Clinical examination of the hip

Henri Nielens Published in the journal : May 2018 Category : Congrès UCL de Médecine Générale

Summary :

Hip examination traditionally includes history taking, as well as an assessment of the patient’s gait pattern and joint mobility. If the patient is unable to stand following a trauma or a fall, a deformity (shortening, rotation of the lower limb) must be searched for, as it may indicate a fracture. Common tendinopathies must also be searched for through palpation, especially at the greater trochanter that is a common painful site in older overweight female patients.

Key Words

Hip examination, lameness, mobility, palpation