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Hip injuries and labral tears in the national football league.
Am J Sports Med. 2008 Nov; 36(11):2187-95.AJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Injuries to the hip account for approximately 10% of all injuries in football, but definitive diagnosis is often challenging. Although these injuries are often uncomplicated contusions or strains, intra-articular lesions are increasingly found to be sources of hip pain.

PURPOSE

The objective was to define the incidence and etiologic factors of intra- and extra-articular hip injuries in the National Football League (NFL).

STUDY DESIGN

Descriptive epidemiology study.

METHODS

The NFL Injury Surveillance System was used to define all hip-related injuries from 1997 to 2006. Injuries were included if the athlete missed more than 2 days. All hip and groin injuries were included for evaluation. The authors also report on NFL players with intra-articular injuries seen at their institution outside of the NFL Injury Surveillance System.

RESULTS

There were a total of 23 806 injuries from 1997 to 2006, of which 738 were hip injuries (3.1%) with an average of 12.3 days lost per injury. Muscle strains were the most common injury. Intra-articular injuries resulted in the most time lost. Contact injuries most likely resulted in a contusion, and noncontact injuries most often resulted in a muscle strain. In the authors' institutional experience, many of the athletes with labral tears have persistent adductor strains that do not improve despite adequate therapy.

CONCLUSION

Hip injuries represent a small but substantial percentage of injuries that occur in the NFL. A majority of these injuries are minor, with a return to play within 2 weeks. Intra-articular injuries are more serious and result in a significant loss of playing time. The "sports hip triad" (labral tear, adductor strain, and rectus strain) is described as a common injury pattern in the elite athlete.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 10021, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18641370

Citation

Feeley, Brian T., et al. "Hip Injuries and Labral Tears in the National Football League." The American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 36, no. 11, 2008, pp. 2187-95.
Feeley BT, Powell JW, Muller MS, et al. Hip injuries and labral tears in the national football league. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36(11):2187-95.
Feeley, B. T., Powell, J. W., Muller, M. S., Barnes, R. P., Warren, R. F., & Kelly, B. T. (2008). Hip injuries and labral tears in the national football league. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 36(11), 2187-95. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546508319898
Feeley BT, et al. Hip Injuries and Labral Tears in the National Football League. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36(11):2187-95. PubMed PMID: 18641370.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hip injuries and labral tears in the national football league. AU - Feeley,Brian T, AU - Powell,John W, AU - Muller,Mark S, AU - Barnes,Ronnie P, AU - Warren,Russell F, AU - Kelly,Bryan T, Y1 - 2008/07/18/ PY - 2008/7/22/pubmed PY - 2008/12/24/medline PY - 2008/7/22/entrez SP - 2187 EP - 95 JF - The American journal of sports medicine JO - Am J Sports Med VL - 36 IS - 11 N2 - BACKGROUND: Injuries to the hip account for approximately 10% of all injuries in football, but definitive diagnosis is often challenging. Although these injuries are often uncomplicated contusions or strains, intra-articular lesions are increasingly found to be sources of hip pain. PURPOSE: The objective was to define the incidence and etiologic factors of intra- and extra-articular hip injuries in the National Football League (NFL). STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. METHODS: The NFL Injury Surveillance System was used to define all hip-related injuries from 1997 to 2006. Injuries were included if the athlete missed more than 2 days. All hip and groin injuries were included for evaluation. The authors also report on NFL players with intra-articular injuries seen at their institution outside of the NFL Injury Surveillance System. RESULTS: There were a total of 23 806 injuries from 1997 to 2006, of which 738 were hip injuries (3.1%) with an average of 12.3 days lost per injury. Muscle strains were the most common injury. Intra-articular injuries resulted in the most time lost. Contact injuries most likely resulted in a contusion, and noncontact injuries most often resulted in a muscle strain. In the authors' institutional experience, many of the athletes with labral tears have persistent adductor strains that do not improve despite adequate therapy. CONCLUSION: Hip injuries represent a small but substantial percentage of injuries that occur in the NFL. A majority of these injuries are minor, with a return to play within 2 weeks. Intra-articular injuries are more serious and result in a significant loss of playing time. The "sports hip triad" (labral tear, adductor strain, and rectus strain) is described as a common injury pattern in the elite athlete. SN - 1552-3365 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18641370/Hip_injuries_and_labral_tears_in_the_national_football_league_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0363546508319898?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -