Adhesive capsulitis of the hip joint in a young female. A case-report

Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020;75:526-529. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2020.08.008. Epub 2020 Aug 15.


Introduction: Adhesive capsulitis of the hip is a rare presenting pathology. History and physical examination are essential for diagnosis. Conservative management is the main line of treatment with surgical intervention preserved for resistant cases.

Presentation of case: The authors report a case of young female diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis of the hip with two pain free periods during pregnancy and after arthrogram.

Discussion: The relation between the pregnancy hormones and generalized laxity is well established. Animals studies proved the role of female hormones in treatment of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.

Conclusion: Hip pain relief during pregnancy can raise the suspicion of adhesive capsulitis of the hip. Further investigations are needed to prove this relation.

Keywords: Adhesive capsulitis; Case report; Hip joint; Pregnancy; Relaxin.

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  • Case Reports