X-Ray of Osteoarthritis of the Hip

X-ray of osteoarthritis of the hip

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho

Figure 1 shows a normal hip.

Figure 2 shows osteoarthritis of the hip with loss of cartilage, narrowing of the joint space (the space between the bones), and bone spurs.

Current as of: December 9, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology

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