Recurrent hip subluxation: is it really?

Anıl Çolaklar, Zehra Akkaya, Gülden Şahin


A 43-year-old female patient was referred to our department with a presumptive diagnosis of recurrent hip joint subluxation. Physical examination revealed a palpable and audible snap on the lateral aspect of the left hip accompanied by significant pain. She was on a rehabilitation programme due to syringomyelia complicating spinal surgeries for removal of pilocytic astrocytoma at the level of T6-7 in 2011 and in 2019 after local recurrence. She had muscle weakness necessitating assistance during standing upright and walking. Plain radiographs (Fig. 1) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (Figs. 2 and 3) of the pelvis and left hip were obtained.


snapping hip; gluteus maximus; myotendinous junction; magnetic resonance imaging

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