Snapping hip (coxa saltans)


There are various causes leading to a snapping hip syndrome, however the exact pathology remains poorly understood. The main causes are:

Intense physical activities involving hip flexion and external rotation of the femur (dancing, athletics)

Excessive/repetitive training

Muscle tightness

Hip labral tear

Fracture of the hip

Cartilage rupture in the hip joint

Synovial chondromatosis