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What tests are used to diagnose hip impingement?

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If you have symptoms of hip impingement, your doctor can use these tests to find out what's going on:

  • X-rays
  • MRI scan
  • CT scan

From: Hip Impingement WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: MedlinePlus: "Hip Injuries and Disorders." Children's Hospital Boston: "Hip Impingement." Emory Healthcare: "Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Legg-Calve-Perthes disease -- Overview" and "Slipped capital femoral epiphysis -- Overview."



Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: "Coxa Vara." Hospital for Special Surgery: "How is hip impingement diagnosed?" and "Hip Mobility and Hip Arthroscopy: A Patient's Guide to Correcting Femoro-acetabular Impingement."

RadiologyInfo.org: "What is CT Scanning of the Body?" Cedars-Sinai: "Hip Impingement."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 25, 2018

SOURCES: MedlinePlus: "Hip Injuries and Disorders." Children's Hospital Boston: "Hip Impingement." Emory Healthcare: "Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Legg-Calve-Perthes disease -- Overview" and "Slipped capital femoral epiphysis -- Overview."



Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: "Coxa Vara." Hospital for Special Surgery: "How is hip impingement diagnosed?" and "Hip Mobility and Hip Arthroscopy: A Patient's Guide to Correcting Femoro-acetabular Impingement."

RadiologyInfo.org: "What is CT Scanning of the Body?" Cedars-Sinai: "Hip Impingement."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 25, 2018

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