Acetabular angle - diagram

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
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The acetabular angle is a plain film measurement used when evaluating developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) which  is measured between Hilgenreiner's line and a line parallel to the acetabular roof. At birth it should be less than 28 degrees, and should progressively reduce with maturation of the hip.

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The acetabular angle is a plain film measurement used when evaluating developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) which  is measured between Hilgenreiner's line and a line parallel to the acetabular roof. At birth it should be less than 28 degrees, and should progressively reduce with maturation of the hip.

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rID: 2714
Case created: 17th May 2008
Last edited: 29th Aug 2015
Tag: ddh
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