Getting to the bottom of pain

Pain in the hip region can have many different sources.

Case

Elizabeth is a 54-year-old woman who presents with progressively worsening right hip pain. She first noticed the pain a few years ago.

However, it has now reached the stage where it is affecting her mobility and capacity to perform her usual work.

Her past history includes intermittent lower back pain for many years, which has been managed non-operatively (with analgesia and physiotherapy), and well-controlled asthma.

Elizabeth describes her pain

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