Sometimes the acetabulum, or cup-shaped part of the pelvis that forms the hip socket develops abnormally. The result is a dish-shaped acetabulum, a condition known as acetabular dysplasia. Keep reading to learn more about who’s at risk and how it’s treated.
Causes & Triggers
- Cartilage breakdown
- Fatigue fracture (especially caused by overload)
Signs & Symptoms
- Limited mobility
Tips & Treatment
- Typically develops in childhood or adolescence.
- Symptoms usually appear around the age of 30.
- Patients may have been treated for hip problems in infancy or childhood.
- Females are more likely to have this condition than males.
- Surgery may be required to re-form the cup.
- Seek the medical opinion of a well-qualified orthopedic specialist about treatment options.