Editorial Commentary: When Your Golf Game Is Handicapped by Your Hip

Arthroscopy. 2018 Dec;34(12):3194-3195. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.09.013.


Golf is a common recreational and competitive sport that requires full hip rotation to allow for a smooth and effective swing. Therefore hip impingement and hip osteoarthritis, by limiting rotation, could cause pain in golfers and even encourage them to discontinue the sport. In my opinion, the lead hip in golfers is likely what generally drives the symptoms in the hip, back, or knee. After surgical correction, golfers are able to get back to golf and many experience improved performance.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Disabled Persons*
  • Femoracetabular Impingement*
  • Golf*
  • Humans
  • Knee