p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Çiğdem Bayır1, İsmail Kaya1, Ayşe Livanelioğlu2, Bülent Ülkar1

1Sports Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
2Faculty of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Athletic injuries, hip pain, avascular necrosis


The multifactorial nature of hip pain in youngsters may complicate the diagnosis and treatment. There are many possible causes of hip pain in athletes. A careful clinical assessment is needed to eliminate the numerous possibilities, especially when the symptoms cannot to be easily classified into one of the commonly defined clinical entities. Labral pathologies, degenerative disease of cartilage and morphological disorders causing labral pathologies, such as dysplastic hip, slipped capital femoral head and Legg-Calve-Perthes (LCP) disease are the leading pathologies among them. These disorders may present with early onset of hip pain. Although athletic injuries of the hip are less common, rehabilitation takes rather longer times. Thus, an accurate diagnosis and well-organized treatment plan are critical. Imaging methods, careful physical examination and provocative tests are helpful in making a correct diagnosis and delivering a successful treatment. In this case report, the diagnostic and treatment processes of avascular necrosis of femoral head developed following acute rupture of iliopsoas tendon in a young female rhythmic gymnast has been presented.

Cite this article as: Bayir C, Kaya I, Livanelioglu A, Ulkar B.Avascular necrosis of femoral head following iliopsoas tendon rupture in a young female gymnast. Turk J Sports Med. 2020;55(2):165-71.