Hip Pain: A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

Video presentations from the 5th Annual HSS Musculoskeletal Medicine for the Primary Care Physician program

Hip pain is most commonly due to arthritis, injury, or soft tissue inflammation. It is of great importance to reach a correct diagnosis through history and physical exam and the use of appropriate imaging. Treatments such as medications, physical therapy, local injection, and surgical correction can make a dramatic difference in the quality of life of patients suffering from hip problems. This symposium addresses the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of this common problem, emphasizing what a primary care physician needs to know.

The following videos will help you accomplish the following:

  • Identify the symptoms, signs and imaging findings in patients with hip conditions, and determine how to perform an accurate physical exam of the hip
  • Describe the approaches to medical therapy for mechanical and inflammatory arthritis of the hip
  • Review the approach to the physical rehabilitation of patients with hip problems
  • Assess when an orthopedic or rheumatologic referral is indicated for a patient with a hip problem
  • Recommend the latest techniques in hip surgery, for both fracture and arthritis


The featured video presentations from the course are as follows:

  • Welcome and Introduction: Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP; Edward C. Jones, MD, MA
  • Anatomy and Exam of the Hip - Video Exam: Amar S. Ranawat, MD
  • Imaging of the Hip: Gregory R. Saboeiro, MD
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip, and Medical Management of Hip Arthritis: Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP
  • Role of Physical Therapy in Managing Hip Arthritis and Post-Operative Rehabilitation: Karen Juliano, PT
  • State-of-the-Art in Hip Arthritis Surgery: Amar S. Ranawat, MD

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