Snapping hip syndrome has multiple causes and is classified based on the anatomic structure that is the cause or the source of the snapping sensation.
Three main snapping hip categories have been recognised:
There is no data available on the prevalence or incidence of snapping hip syndrome in our local population.
In the United States, the syndrome is most often found in individuals aged 15-40 years and affects females slightly more than males. The most common athletes to be affected are ballet dancers, runners and soccer players.