Ossification centers of the hip
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Listed below are the ossification centers related to the hip joint:
- ilium: 8 weeks in utero
- ischium: 4-6 months in utero
- pubis: 4-6 months in utero
- acetabulum (two centers): puberty
The ilium, ischium and pubis all fuse at 7-9 years. Acetabulum fusion (i.e. replacement of triradiate cartilage) occurs at 20-25 years.
- shaft: 7 weeks in utero
- femoral head: 4-6 months
- greater trochanter: 2-4 years
- lesser trochanter: puberty
All of the femoral ossification centers fuse between the ages of 14 and 18 years.
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