snapping hip syndrome

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snap·ping hip syn·drome

(snap'ing hip sin'drōm)
A phenomenon experienced during hip motions; may indicate iliotibial band syndrome.
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Coxa saltans interna, or internal snapping of the psoas, is thought to occur as the iliacus and psoas muscles converge and fuse together as they pass through a groove between the iliopectineal eminence and the anterior inferior iliac spine.
Indications are trochanteric bursitis, external coxa saltans, or snapping of the iliotibial band over the greater trochanter, and tears of the gluteus medius.
It also goes by various other names such as Coxa Saltans or 'dancers' hips'.
(1) The specific prevalence of Coxa Saltans has not been reported relative to other hip disorders, and is it not considered a common cause of hip problems.