Hip Pain: Relation to Anatomical Location and Underlying Pathology

Hip Pain: Relation to Anatomical Location and Underlying Pathology

Review Data

Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Good


Abstract & Keywords

Q: Are all required components included in the abstract? Are the keywords appropriately chosen?

A: Good



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Very Good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Good


Comments: The Conclusion highlights the importance of accurate and timely diagnosis of the cause of hip pain. This section further states that differentiating between the gradual onset and acute abrupt onset of pain can assist in distinguishing the underlying condition of pain. Lastly, this discusses the possible conservative measures for the treatment of the various types of hip pain.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Good


Author's knowledge

Q: What is the level of the author’s knowledge? Does the author utilize all recent contributions relevant to the topic?

A: Good



Q: Is the length of the paper adequate to the significance of the topic? Do you suggest shortening the paper without losing its value?

A: Good


Figures & Tables

Q: Does the author use them suitably? Are legend and notations clear?

A: Good


Writing style

Q: Is it clear and understandable?

A: Good


Comments: There are few issues on the manuscript which are as follows:

·       In Keywords, “evtraarticular” must be “extra-articular”.

·       Under heading symptoms of hip pain, 1st sentence, “Common associated symptoms” can better be written as  “Commonly associated symptoms”.

·       In Table 2, 2nd row, 3rd column, “Hip joint pathology may refer paint to leg or foot” must be “Hip joint pathology may refer pain to leg or foot”.


Further comments on the paper

Comments: The manuscript highlights the relationship of hip pain to anatomical location and underlying pathology, followed by a synopsis of its current medical understanding. The overall article provides description related to the mechanisms of hip joint, the associated symptoms, its classification, the causes of its occurrence, prevalence, clinical presentation, associated risk factors, diagnostic approaches, and lastly, the treatment options. This further provides an advanced organizer to understand the article better.


Q: Would you recommend this manuscript for further publication?

A: Yes - Suitable to be published

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Michelle J Lespasio
Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Article Info

Article Type
Research Article
Publication history
Received: Thu 27, May 2021
Accepted: Mon 14, Jun 2021
Published: Mon 28, Jun 2021
© 2023 Michelle J Lespasio. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.JCMCR.2021.01.02