Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 4

24-year Old Female Athlete with Ischiofemoral Impingement Treated Successfully with Ultrasound-guided Injection: A Case Report + Literature Review

Anaïs De Vroey1*, Thomas Mathieu1,2 and Gaëtane Stassijns1,2

1Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
2Department of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium

*Corresponding Author: Anaïs De Vroey, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Received: January 24, 2022; Published: March 04, 2022


We report a case of a 24-year old female with Ischiofemoral impingement (IF). This pathology is a rare cause of groin or buttock pain due to the impingement of the quadratus femoris muscle between the lesser trochanter and the ischial tuberosity of the femur. A review of the literature identified 33 studies of IF. The diagnosis is dependent of imaging and clinical features. Treatment relies on conservative measures and infiltrations. If these measures fail, surgery should be considered. IF is clearly an underdiagnosed problem, the authors conclude that it is important to recognize and treat this pathology.

Keywords: Hip Impingement; Groin Pain; Quadratus Femoris; Ischiofemoral Impingement


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Citation: Anaïs De Vroey., et al. “24-year Old Female Athlete with Ischiofemoral Impingement Treated Successfully with Ultrasound-guided Injection: A Case Report + Literature Review".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.4 (2022): 45-48.


Copyright: © 2022 Anaïs De Vroey., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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