Hip pain in the elderly: evaluation and diagnosis.

  title={Hip pain in the elderly: evaluation and diagnosis.},
  author={L Schon and Joseph D. Zuckerman},
  volume={43 1},
Hip pain in the elderly can result in severe disability with compromise of independence. The causes of hip pain include many intrinsic and extrinsic disorders. Evaluation of the geriatric patient with pain in the vicinity of the hip requires a complete history and physical, radiographic evaluation and appropriate laboratory studies in order for proper management to be instituted. 

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