Untreated developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)

Case contributed by Dr Dinesh Brand


Past history of congenital hip dislocation.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

There is developmental variation of the right ilium. There is significant shortening of the femoral neck (coxa brevis). The right hip shows coxa magna and coxa breva deformity in keeping with previous developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH).

The right hip joint space is markedly narrowed in the superior and medial quadrants. There is evidence of moderate sclerosis; changes are most obvious in relation to the superior margin of the right acetabulum. There is no evidence of an acute fracture.

Case Discussion

Coxa magna and developmental hip dysplasia predispose to the later development of femoro-acetabular impingement.

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Case information

rID: 64393
Published: 4th Feb 2019
Last edited: 5th Feb 2019
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