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Case Report: 30 year-old MMA athlete with anterolateral hip pain

January 26, 2010

This 30-year-old Mixed Martial Arts athlete presented with right anterolateral, “deep” hip pain only while performing high kicks or with flexibility training in the ‘A-P split’ position.  The pain was described as a ‘pinch’ pain which has recently begun to occur with more frequency and is now negatively affecting his training.  The following x-ray was provided:

 

Based soley on the history and plain film can you suggest a diagnosis (hint: nothing more is needed)?

The x-ray findings can be found on the F.A.P. Facebook page under ‘discussions’ for January 26/10.  Don’t forget to join our group for Blog post updates, and information on upcoming FUNCTIONAL ANATOMIC PALPATION SYSTEMS Seminars

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