Osteoarthritis of the hip and acetabular dysplasia.

  title={Osteoarthritis of the hip and acetabular dysplasia.},
  author={Peter Croft and Cyrus Cooper and Cameron Wickham and David Coggon},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={50 5},
The relation between acetabular dysplasia and osteoarthritis of the hip was examined in a series of 1516 pelvic radiographs taken for non-skeletal indications. Osteoarthritis was assessed by measuring joint space, and dysplasia by the centre-edge angle and acetabular depth. In contrast with previous studies of patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the hip, no evidence that dysplasia predisposes to osteoarthritis was found. Possible reasons for the discrepancy are discussed. It was… CONTINUE READING

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