Orthopaedic evaluation of hip pain in the young adult population has
undergone a rapid evolution over the past
This is in large part due to enhanced awareness of structural hip disorders,
including developmental dysplasia of the hip and femoroacetabular
Surgical treatment for these disorders continues to be
and our ability to identify patients along the spectrum of disease continues
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.