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Related to snapping hip: Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome
a condition in which the fascia lata or gluteus maximus muscle under tension, moving over the greater trochanter of the proximal end of the femur or the iliopsoas tendon moves over the lesser trochanter and causes a click.
Etymology: ME, snappen + AS, hype
a condition in which a tendon slips over the greater trochanter of the femur when the hip is moved, possibly producing a loud, snapping sound.
A slipping of the soft tissue around the hip joint, producing an palpable snapping sensation or audible snapping sound. Snapping hip syndrome may be caused by internal, external, or intra-articular factors. Synonym: coxa saltans.
external snapping hip
A popping sound heard and felt at the hip joint. It is usually caused by the iliotibial tract or the anterior border of the gluteus maximus passing over the greater trochanter as the hip moves from extension to flexion.
internal snapping hip
A popping sound heard and felt at the hip joint. It is usually produced by the iliopsoas tendon passing over the iliopectineal eminence as the hip moves from flexion to extension. The iliopsoas bursa may also be implicated in cases of internal snapping hip syndromes.
intra-articular snapping hip
Snapping hip syndrome caused by an intra-articular lesion, including loose bodies within the joint space or folds in the synovial capsule. Labral tears may also be implicated but tend to produce significant pain.