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Clin Orthop Surg. 2016 Mar;8(1):123-126. English. Case Reports.
Chun YS , Rhyu KH , Cho KY , Cho YJ , Lee CS , Han CS .
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Icheon Hospital, Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center, Icheon, Korea.

Snapping hip syndrome is a relatively common problem that can be easily managed with conservative treatment. This syndrome can be divided into external, internal and intra-articular types. Internal snapping hip syndrome is the rarest amongst these and its etiology is not well understood. We report a unique case of osteochondroma arising from the anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS), which caused the internal snapping hip syndrome with hip pain and restriction of activity. This rare case of snapping hip syndrome from the AIIS was treated surgically and the symptoms completely disappeared after excision of the tumor.

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