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coxa

[′käk·sə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The proximal or basal segment of the leg of insects and certain other arthropods which articulates with the body.
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The diagnosis of external coxa saltans (external snapping hip) due to snapping of the gluteus maximus and ITB over the greater trochanter was made.
7,9) Chronic fibrosis can lead to an increased thickening of the fascia, which in turn may cause the gluteus maximus, TFL, ITB, fascia latae "complex" to snap over the greater trochanter during certain movements thus leading to the development of external coxa saltans.
When compared to other hip conditions, coxa saltans is considered an uncommon cause of hip pain and dysfunction.
Idiopathic hip instability: an unrecognized cause of Coxa Saltans in the adult.