Hip Injuries

Mark D. Miller, MD

Consulting Editor

Orthopedic sports medicine used to be mostly the knee and shoulder. OK, throw in an occasional ankle or elbow to spice things up... but the hip? Interestingly, hip injuries have increased dramatically in recent years—or is it just that our recognition of them has increased dramatically? Hip arthroscopy, treatment of sports hernias, femoroacetabular impingement, hip instability, and a variety of other diagnoses and treatment options did not even exist 10 years ago! So, for those of you who don't know what all the fuss is about—please read this issue carefully!

Drs. Bharam and Philippon have done an excellent job of pulling this issue together and have covered the gamut of hip disorders in the athlete. Most of the topics are arthroscopically related—which is appropriate, because this a new frontier for most of us. This issue is thorough and comprehensive—please enjoy!

Mark D. Miller, MD Professor, Division of Sports Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Virginia Health System P.O. Box 800159 Charlottesville, VA 22903-0753, USA E-mail address: [email protected]

0278-5919/06/$ - see front matter © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Clin Sports Med 25 (2006) xv-xvi

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