The purpose of this unit is to have a web-based, readily accessible learning tool for medical students and residents to learn and improve musculoskeletal examination of the hip.
Components of the unit include:
- A video showing the complete hip exam
- Lists of common causes of hip pain
- A brief synopsis for each diagnosis of hip pain
- A quick reference guide to specific exam maneuvers
- Photos and drawings to assist with visualization of hip anatomy
- Review of documentation of a hip exam
- Links to further references
This unit is proposed to be used during medical student teaching of the musculoskeletal exam and during the resident sports medicine and orthopedics rotations or during routine clinical visits for patients with musculoskeletal complaints.
- To understand the basic elements of musculoskeletal examinations of the hip.
- To understand differential diagnosis of common clinical presentations of hip problems.
- To know how to differentiate between normal and abnormal assessment findings.
- To demonstrate familiarity with the tasks needed to perform a complete hip exam.
- To be able to generate a differential diagnosis of problems based on hip exam and history.
- To express confidence in evaluating for musculoskeletal hip complaints.
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Note: This module was originally developed by U-M Department of Family Medicine faculty member Tara A. Master-Hunter, M.D., in 2007. It is also maintained by Dr. Master-Hunter. Last updated: July 2013.
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