Chronic hip dysplasia

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Longstanding hip pain

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female

There is severe bilateral acetabular dysplasia and anterior dislocation of both hips with superior displacement. There is severe osteopaenia or lysis or both femoral heads, presumably due to long term non-weight loading.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the appearance of longstanding untreated developmental dysplasia of the hips

This patient was diagnosed in her twenties and never treated.  At the age of 80, she was still quite mobile with a fairly normal gait.

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Case information

rID: 31104
Published: 20th Sep 2014
Last edited: 14th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included