Hip Pointers

Hip Pointers
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Hip Pointers

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flag football tournaments 1485357361 1080328409 Hip PointersBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

The term “hip pointer” refers to a bruise of the muscles and soft tissue attachments to the top of the pelvis bone, near the area where your shorts or pants would be
A hip pointer occurs from direct contact, such as from an opponent’s knee or fall to the court
Most hip pointers heal very well, with full recovery typically expected at about 3 weeks

In the last few weeks there have been several prominent NBA players sidelined for an injury called a “hip pointer”…

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