Sports - Hip, Sports Health

The difference between a hip dislocation like Tua Tagovailoa’s and a fracture

Hip injuries like the one that ended University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s season are more common in auto wrecks, but can occur in high-speed contact sports collisions. The hip dislocation experienced by Tua happened in the Nov. 14 game against Mississippi State. “While this type of injury can occur in football, we fortunately don’t…

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Sports - Hip, Sports Health

Hip pointer injury: What it is and what to do

A hip pointer is a bruise or contusion on the upper outside part of the hip, resulting from impact to the iliac crest — the curved part of the pelvis on each side that we commonly think of as the hip bone. These injuries often occur in contact sports, but also can result from a…

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