Acetabular protrusio

Case contributed by Dr Yusra Sheikh


Right hip pain. No known comorbidities.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

There is medial intrapelvic displacement of the right femoral head consistent with acetabular protrusio.

Case Discussion

The femoral head should not extend medial to a line drawn from the medial aspect of the pelvis wall and the lateral aspect of the obturator foramen. The distance between the acetabulum and the ilioischial line should not be > 3mm in males and >6 mm in females.


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Case information

rID: 44635
Published: 29th Apr 2016
Last edited: 19th Sep 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included