Hip Contusion

A hip contusion, also called a “hip pointer,” is in actuality either a contusion of the iliac crest and the surrounding soft tissues or a contusion of the greater trochanter of the femur. Typically, this injury occurs in contact sports such as football and rugby and is caused by a direct blow or fall. Obviously, however, this type of injury can also occur in any sport (contact or noncontact) if an athlete falls on his or her hip or side. Most of the time, these injuries are not major, and ...

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