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GP triage – Hip Menu – Free

Common Hip Problems
OA Hip​
  • Groin/ Buttock pain
  • Commonly refers to anterior thigh and knee
  • Pain on walking, stairs, prolonged weight bearing.
  • Stiffness of <30 mins after prolonged inactivity
  • Decreased ROM, crepitus and pain on movement
  • Unable to touch feet/ functional difficulty with shoes and socks
  • Education & advice
  • Exercise
  • Simple analgesics
  • NSAIDS
  • Walking aid as required
  • Weight loss
  • Physio referral
  • X-ray: AP Pelvis
  • Symptoms persist more than 3/12 despite analgesics
  • Considering joint injection
  • Consider referral for joint replacement surgery if patient restricted and willing
  • Patient specific factors such as age, gender, smoking, obesity and co-morbidity should not be barriers to referral
Lateral Hip Pain​
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Anterior Hip Pain
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Posterior Hip Pain
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Post THR Pain
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Avascular Necrosis
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