Absent ligamentum teres of the hip

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Suspected acetabular labral tear in a patient with inexplicable chronic hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

Empty fovea capitis. Delicate trannsverse ligament. No labral tear, no signs of previous trauma.

Case Discussion

Congenital absence of the teres ligament has been mainly reported in dysplastic hips. Its incidence and clinical significance are unknown 1.

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Case information

rID: 25046
Published: 30th Sep 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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