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Challenge of the Unknowns

Unknown #1


A 13 year old male presented on 12-20-96 with pain, clicking, and grinding of his right hip. Those symptoms persisted for 3 years and were exacerbated by activity especially while playing goalie in ice hockey. The plain films were negative at that time, was treated conservatively then released from care. On 10-14-99, at almost age 16, his mother took him to an orthopedic surgeon due to persistent and increasing symptoms of his right hip for the last three years.

Clinical/Orthopedic Findings:

Slight grinding was noted on internal and external rotation of the right femur in the area of the right inguinal area. Patrick's FABER test elicited pain in the same region.




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Introduction to Unknown Cases

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