The Hip in Ice Hockey: A Current Concepts Review

Arthroscopy. 2016 Sep;32(9):1928-38. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.04.029. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

Abstract

Ice hockey is a fast, physical sport with unique associated biomechanical demands often placing the hip in forced and repetitive supraphysiological ranges of motion. Ice hockey players commonly endure and are sidelined by nebulous groin injury or hip pain. Underlying causes can be chronic or acute and extra-articular, intra-articular, or "hip-mimicking." This article serves to review common hip-related injuries in ice hockey. For each, we define the particular condition; comment on risk factors and preventive strategies; discuss key historical, physical examination, and imaging findings; and finally, suggest nonoperative and/or operative treatment plans.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cartilage, Articular / injuries
  • Contusions / diagnosis
  • Contusions / physiopathology*
  • Contusions / prevention & control
  • Contusions / therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Femoracetabular Impingement / diagnosis
  • Femoracetabular Impingement / physiopathology*
  • Femoracetabular Impingement / prevention & control
  • Femoracetabular Impingement / therapy
  • Fibrocartilage / injuries
  • Hernia / diagnosis
  • Hernia / physiopathology
  • Hip
  • Hip Injuries / diagnosis
  • Hip Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Hip Injuries / prevention & control
  • Hip Injuries / therapy
  • Hip Joint / surgery
  • Hockey / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Ilium / injuries
  • Physical Examination
  • Psoas Muscles / physiopathology
  • Sprains and Strains / diagnosis
  • Sprains and Strains / physiopathology*
  • Sprains and Strains / prevention & control
  • Sprains and Strains / therapy
  • Tendinopathy / diagnosis
  • Tendinopathy / physiopathology*
  • Tendinopathy / prevention & control
  • Tendinopathy / therapy