Protrusio acetabuli

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Severe right hip pain. Limited capacity to walk unaided.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years old
Gender: Female

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

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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Case information

rID: 50092
Published: 30th Dec 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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