Examination and treatment of a professional ballet dancer with asuspected acetabular labral tear: A case report

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Abstract

Dancers are at risk for developing groin pain that is due to acetabular labral tears. Although surgical management of labral tears has been reported extensively, conservative management has been poorly described. This case report describes the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of groin pain in a professional ballet dancer with a suspected acetabular labral tear. Treatment focused on decreasing anterior hip joint stresses and improving the precision of hip motion through correction of alignment and movement impairments noted during functional activities and dance. Successful outcomes included a reduction in pain and return to professional ballet dancing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-629
Number of pages7
JournalManual Therapy
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Acetabular labral tear
  • Dancer
  • Hip pain
  • Movement system

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