Research Review: Anatomy of the Hip Capsule and Pericapsular Structures
By Erik Korzen, DC, NASM CES
Edited by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS
Cooper, H., Walters, B., Rodriguez, J. (2015). Anatomy of the Hip Capsule and Pericapsular Structures: A Cadaveric Study. Clinical Anatomy 28: 665-671. ABSTRACT
Why is this relevant?: The hip joint is a complex anatomical structure with relationships to often cited soft tissue structures, and other relationships that are less commonly cited. This research study attempts a detailed view of all structures that invest in the hip capsule. The hip joint is important in all load bearing activities and may be viewed as the pivotal structure between the core and lower extremity. As the hip joint is affected by motion of proximal and distal joints, a thorough understanding of capsular attachments may be imperative for optimal rehabilitation and performance enhancement interventions.
Right Posterior Hip GMin= gluteus minimus, *= capsule, PF= piriformis, CJ= conjoint tendons, OE= obturator externus, GT= greater trochanter, LT= lesser trochanter
|Study Design||Quantitative Analysis|
|Level of Evidence||Level III: Evidence from non experimental descriptive study|