Answers to Common Hip Arthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about hip arthritis.

What is a hip impingement?

Dr. Ryan Bauman explains what a hip impingement is. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Hip impingement is when the ball-and-socket structure of the hip doesn’t fit together due to abnormal shape, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon. The imperfect fit may cause bones to rub together, possibly leading to osteoarthritis, according to the AAOS.

Hip impingement diagnoses appear more common as more people are increasingly active, according to the American Association of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon. Patients recognize the pain when leaning forward or pivoting during strenuous activity or sports, according to the AAFP.

For more information about hip impingement, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Ryan Bauman, MD, Orthopedic Institute of Dayton

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