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Early Detection and Treatment of Hip Pain in Young Adults

Healthy young adults with hip pain, or those who suffer frequent groin injuries, may have a small structural abnormality called a hip impingement. It is more common in boys and occurs when the ball and socket of the hip joint do not fit together correctly. It can worsen as playing sports causes stress on a young athlete’s growing hips, and this can predispose him to injury. 

In time, the abnormality becomes more severe and arthritis can develop.

Chronic hip pain or frequent injury should always be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist to determine if an underlying structural problem exists and treatment is needed. Early detection enables adolescents to have the problem corrected before it gets worse. When hip impingement goes undiagnosed, some individuals require a hip replacement in their 50s or even earlier because of the repetitive damage to the area.

The Virtua Joint Replacement Institute provides expertise to treat young adults with hip impingement or other hip and groin injuries. For referral to a Virtua Joint Replacement Institute orthopedic surgeon, call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).

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