Snapping hip syndrome

Snapping hip syndrome (also known as coxa saltans or dancer’s hip) refers to a situation where there is an audible snapping sound produced during motion of the hip. 


Some reports suggest that up to 10% of population may have this to some degree 8.


This condition is classified into external, internal, and intra-articular types, with the external type being the most common.

Extra-articular causes
Intra-articular causes

Article information

rID: 2061
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dancer's hip
  • Coxa saltans
  • Snapping hip phenomenon

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