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Center for Hip Preservation

Ruptured Ligament of the Hip - Hip Conditions

Hip ligaments strengthen the articular capsule of the hip stabilizing the joint. Ligament strains or ruptures occur if the joint is twisted or overstretched. Usually a “snapping” or “cracking” occurs when a ligament ruptures, which is followed by bruising, swelling and pain. Movement of the involved joint will usually be limited due to pain.