Features January 2007 Issue

It May Be Impingement, Not Arthritis

Pain in your hip may signal excessive bone in the joint. Here’s how to tell, and how you can treat it.

Textbook illustrations of hip joints show perfectly shaped bones moving in smooth harmony. Unfortunately, reality can throw you a curve, giving you hip joints with too much bone in a key location where the ball of the femur sits within the cup of the pelvis (acetabulum).

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