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A Systematic Approach to the Plain Radiographic Evaluation of the Young Adult Hip
John C. Clohisy, MD1; John C. Carlisle, MD1; Paul E. Beaulé, MD2; Young-Jo Kim, MD3; Robert T. Trousdale, MD4; Rafael J. Sierra, MD4; Michael Leunig, MD5; Perry L. Schoenecker, MD1; Michael B. Millis, MD3
1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 11300 West Pavilion, One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110. E-mail address for J.C. Clohisy: jclohisy@wustl.edu
2 Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstruction Service, Ottawa General Hospital, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6, Canada
3 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
4 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street S.W., Rochester, MN 55905
5 Schulthess Clinic, University of Berne, Lengghalde 2, CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland
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Disclosure: In support of their research for or preparation of this work, one or more of the authors received, in any one year, outside funding or grants in excess of $10,000 from the National Center for Research Resources (National Institutes of Health Award Number UL1RR024992) and the Curing Hip Disease Fund. Neither they nor a member of their immediate families received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, division, center, clinical practice, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors, or a member of their immediate families, are affiliated or associated.
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2008 Nov 01;90(Supplement 4):47-66. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.H.00756
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Orthopaedic evaluation of hip pain in the young adult population has undergone a rapid evolution over the past decade1,2. This is in large part due to enhanced awareness of structural hip disorders, including developmental dysplasia of the hip and femoroacetabular impingement1-5. Surgical treatment for these disorders continues to be refined6-9, and our ability to identify patients along the spectrum of disease continues to improve10-15. Yet, despite our advances, obtaining an accurate diagnosis can remain challenging, especially in the setting of mild structural abnormalities. Therefore, radiographic examination is a critical component of the diagnostic evaluation and treatment decision-making process. It is essential that physicians have common and reliable radiographic views as well as parameters for plain radiographic assessment that can serve as a foundation for accurate diagnosis, disease classification, and surgical decision-making.
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