A hip sprain occurs when your child stretches or tears ligaments around his or her hip. Ligaments are tough tissues that connect one bone to another. Your child can injure a hip in a fall, while running, or during sports that involve twisting or sudden direction changes, such as basketball or soccer.
Most minor hip sprains get better with treatment at home.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: November 29, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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