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Pubic Ramus Fracture

What we commonly call our “hip bones” are actually each three separate bones: the pubis, the ischium, and the ilium. The pubis itself is made up of two smaller bones: the superior ramus and the inferior ramus. These two rami, located at the front of each side of the pelvis, are what we refer to as our “pubic bones.” The two sides of the pelvis are connected in the middle by the pubic symphysis, a special joint made up of tough fibrocartilage. The pubic rami can break (fracture) either from repetitive stress (known as a stress fracture) or from a collision injury (known as a traumatic fracture).

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Femoral Neck Fracture

The femur is the largest bone in your body, extending from the hip joint to the knee joint. The top part of the femur, called the femoral head, has a rounded ball shape that fits into a socket in the pelvis to form the “ball-and-socket” hip joint. The long part of your femur bone, which spans your upper leg, is called the femoral shaft. The femur bone also has a short, narrower section that connects the femoral head to the femoral shaft, called the femoral neck. This part of the femur can break (fracture) either due to repetitive stresses or from a collision injury on the field. Either way, femoral neck fractures require prompt medical attention.

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

The hip is often referred to as a “ball and socket” joint. The ball, at the top of the thigh bone (called the femur), fits into the socket (the acetabulum) in the pelvic bone. The ball of the femur can occasionally lose its blood supply and, like a heart attack involving the heart muscle, the bone will die. This is called Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head (also known as osteonecrosis

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We suggested this condition because you mentioned these symptoms:

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Does you hip click, catch or pop when you move?


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