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Groin Pull

The most common type of groin injury is a groin strain, or pulled groin. This injury results when muscles in the inside of your thigh that connect to the pelvic bone, called abductor muscles, become overstretched or torn. A common injury among athletes, groin strains can be painful, and depending on how severe they are, may take several weeks to heal.

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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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Quadriceps Strain

The quadriceps are one of three sets of large muscles that make up the thigh. Located in the front of the thigh, the quadriceps are strong muscles and can handle large amounts of stress. However, they can become overstretched or torn. This kind of injury is called a strain, and is particularly common among athletes who rely on these muscles for running, jumping, and making sudden starts and stops

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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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Hip Pointer Injury

A hip pointer is a painful injury to the iliac crest, the upper prominence of the pelvis over the side of the hip. The pain and tenderness associated with this injury can limit athletes’ participation in sports.

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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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    Dr. Jay Kimmel

  • Dr. Jay Kimmel is an orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics New England. Dr. Kimmel specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on shoulder and knee injuries.
  • Assistant clinical professor in both the department of family medicine and department of orthopedics at the University of Connecticut.
  • Dr. Kimmel is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery.
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  • Dr. Steve Schutzer is a Founding Member and Medical Director of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center,
  • President of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons, LLC and Physician Executive for the Orthopedic Service Line at Trinity Health Of New England.
  • Highly sought-after national speaker on value-based healthcare.
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