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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 concluded that although acetabular dysplasia may lead to osteoarthritis of the hip in some subjects, it is unlikely to be an important cause of the disease in men.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/ard.50.5.308

Type

Journal article

Journal

Annals of the rheumatic diseases

Publication Date

05/1991

Volume

50

Pages

308 - 310

Addresses

MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southhampton, Southhampton General Hospital.

Keywords

Acetabulum, Hip Joint, Humans, Osteoarthritis, Hip, Hip Dislocation, Reproducibility of Results, Aged, Middle Aged, Male