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)
  • Genetics/heredity

Signs & Symptoms

  • Grating
  • Grinding
  • Limited mobility
  • Pain

Tips & Treatments

  • 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.
These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.