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C Sign

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Other Names

  • C-sign

Purpose

Demonstration of the C sign[1]
  • A way in which patients characterize the nature of their hip pain

Description

  • Patient is standing or seated
  • Patient cups their hand above the greater trochanter when describing deep, interior hip pain
  • Hand forms a C, hence the term 'C sign'
  • This sign should not be confused as indicating lateral based hip pain

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Sangal, Rohit B., Gregory R. Waryasz, and Jonathan R. Schiller. "Femoroacetabular impingement: a review of current concepts." Rhode Island Medical Journal 97.11 (2014): 33.
Created by:
John Kiel on 28 July 2020 14:05:30
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25 March 2023 07:15:18
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