Occasionally, a hip pointer may cause an avulsion fracture, where part of the bone is pulled away by the attached muscle.
What are the symptoms of a hip pointer?
The symptoms of hip pointer include obvious bruising and swelling, reduced range of motion, pain and tenderness, and weakness in the hip and leg (Figure 3). X-rays are used to rule out a fracture. A full assessment is necessary to rule out any possibility of an internal organ injury.