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Hip Pointer


Bone: Iliac Crest
Overview of Ilium as largest bone of the pelvis.
Latin os ilii
Gray's subject #57 236
MeSH Ilium
Dorlands/Elsevier p_10/12623123

A hip pointer is a contusion (bruise) on the pelvis caused by a direct blow to an iliac crest. Contact sports are a frequent cause of this type of injury.

A hip pointer bruise usually causes bleeding into the hip abductor muscles, which move legs sideways, away from the midline of the body. This bleeding into muscle tissue creates swelling and makes leg movement painful.

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