Protrusio acetabuli

Case contributed by Ian Bickle
Diagnosis certain


Severe right hip pain. Limited capacity to walk unaided.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Severe deformity of the right femoral head with joint space narrowing and subchondral sclerosis.

Protuberance of the femoral head giving rise to protrusio acetabuli.

Case Discussion

An extreme example of protrusio acetabuli secondary to degenerative change of the hip joint.

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