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Snapping Hip Syndrome
Donna G. Blankenbaker, MD; Adam C. Zoga, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Snapping hip, coxa saltans
          • Definitions

            • Painful snapping, popping, or clicking sensation with hip motion

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Zbojniewicz AM: US for diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions in the young athlete: emphasis on dynamic assessment. Radiographics. 34(5):1145-62, 2014
                                      2. Bureau NJ: Sonographic evaluation of snapping hip syndrome. J Ultrasound Med. 32(6):895-900, 2013
                                      3. Lee KS et al: Snapping hip: imaging and treatment. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 17(3):286-94, 2013
                                      4. Zini R et al: Endoscopic iliotibial band release in snapping hip. Hip Int. 23(2):225-32, 2013
                                      5. Ali AM et al: Case report: imaging and surgical treatment of a snapping hip due to ischiofemoral impingement. Skeletal Radiol. 40(5):653-6, 2011
                                      6. Hodnett PA et al: MR imaging of overuse injuries of the hip. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 17(4):667-79, vi, 2009
                                      7. Yoon TR et al: Clinical results of multiple fibrous band release for the external snapping hip. J Orthop Sci. 14(4):405-9, 2009
                                      8. Deslandes M et al: The snapping iliopsoas tendon: new mechanisms using dynamic sonography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 190(3):576-81, 2008
                                      9. Tibor LM et al: Differential diagnosis of pain around the hip joint. Arthroscopy. 24(12):1407-21, 2008
                                      10. Krishnamurthy G et al: Imaging findings in external snapping hip syndrome. Pediatr Radiol. 37(12):1272-4, 2007
                                      11. Blankenbaker DG et al: Sonography of the iliopsoas tendon and injection of the iliopsoas bursa for diagnosis and management of the painful snapping hip. Skeletal Radiol. 35(8):565-71, 2006
                                      12. Allen WC et al: Coxa saltans: the snapping hip revisited. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 3(5):303-308, 1995
                                      13. Taylor GR et al: Surgical release of the 'snapping iliopsoas tendon'. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 77(6):881-3, 1995
                                      14. Brignall CG et al: The snapping hip. Treatment by Z-plasty. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 73(2):253-4, 1991
                                      15. Jacobson T et al: Surgical correction of the snapping iliopsoas tendon. Am J Sports Med. 18(5):470-4, 1990
                                      16. Schaberg JE et al: The snapping hip syndrome. Am J Sports Med. 12(5):361-5, 1984
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Snapping hip, coxa saltans
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Painful snapping, popping, or clicking sensation with hip motion

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Zbojniewicz AM: US for diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions in the young athlete: emphasis on dynamic assessment. Radiographics. 34(5):1145-62, 2014
                                                                          2. Bureau NJ: Sonographic evaluation of snapping hip syndrome. J Ultrasound Med. 32(6):895-900, 2013
                                                                          3. Lee KS et al: Snapping hip: imaging and treatment. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 17(3):286-94, 2013
                                                                          4. Zini R et al: Endoscopic iliotibial band release in snapping hip. Hip Int. 23(2):225-32, 2013
                                                                          5. Ali AM et al: Case report: imaging and surgical treatment of a snapping hip due to ischiofemoral impingement. Skeletal Radiol. 40(5):653-6, 2011
                                                                          6. Hodnett PA et al: MR imaging of overuse injuries of the hip. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 17(4):667-79, vi, 2009
                                                                          7. Yoon TR et al: Clinical results of multiple fibrous band release for the external snapping hip. J Orthop Sci. 14(4):405-9, 2009
                                                                          8. Deslandes M et al: The snapping iliopsoas tendon: new mechanisms using dynamic sonography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 190(3):576-81, 2008
                                                                          9. Tibor LM et al: Differential diagnosis of pain around the hip joint. Arthroscopy. 24(12):1407-21, 2008
                                                                          10. Krishnamurthy G et al: Imaging findings in external snapping hip syndrome. Pediatr Radiol. 37(12):1272-4, 2007
                                                                          11. Blankenbaker DG et al: Sonography of the iliopsoas tendon and injection of the iliopsoas bursa for diagnosis and management of the painful snapping hip. Skeletal Radiol. 35(8):565-71, 2006
                                                                          12. Allen WC et al: Coxa saltans: the snapping hip revisited. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 3(5):303-308, 1995
                                                                          13. Taylor GR et al: Surgical release of the 'snapping iliopsoas tendon'. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 77(6):881-3, 1995
                                                                          14. Brignall CG et al: The snapping hip. Treatment by Z-plasty. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 73(2):253-4, 1991
                                                                          15. Jacobson T et al: Surgical correction of the snapping iliopsoas tendon. Am J Sports Med. 18(5):470-4, 1990
                                                                          16. Schaberg JE et al: The snapping hip syndrome. Am J Sports Med. 12(5):361-5, 1984