Hip Loose Bodies
It is not uncommon after an injury to have debris, such as a small piece of bone or cartilage at or near the site of injury. Known as loose bodies, they cause irritation and a variety of symptoms, including pain. Find out how this condition is diagnosed and treated.
Causes & Triggers
- Arthritis or other degenerative diseases
- Severe strain
- Sports injuries
Signs & Symptoms
- Feeling like the hip “gives out”
- Limited range of motion
Tips & Treatments
- Loose bodies may or may not migrate within the body, affecting the amount and location of pain.
- Because X-rays may not show a loose body an MRI may be required for proper diagnosis.
- Non-surgical treatment may include anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroid injections and/or physical therapy.
- Arthroscopic surgical intervention may be required.