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    The basic principles about the hip X-ray examination.

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    X-Hip - Introduction

    An hip X-ray examination can be used both in cases of suspected acute pathology (in particular fracture) and chronic pathology (including osteoarthritis).
    Some of the key topics are femoral fracture, hip luxation, avascular necrosis and osteoarthritis.
    Prior to this module, it is wise to read the Fracture General Principles module.
    This module consists of the components indication/technique, normal anatomy, checklist and pathology.


    • Iliopectineal line / ilioischial line
    • Proximal femoral fracture
    • Hip Luxation
    • Avascular necrosis
    • Acetabular Fracture
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Hip arthroplasty
    Normal anatomy AP image of the hip Normal anatomy AP image of the hip
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    Literature: sources and author

    Text & illustrations

    drs. A. van der Plas, MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+

    • B.J. Manaster et al. The Requisites – Musculoskeletal Imaging. 2007
    • N. Raby et al. Accident & Emergency Radiology – A Survival Guide. 2005.
    • K.L. Bontrager, J.P. Lampignano. Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy. 2014 (8th edition)
    • Seung-Jae Lim, MD, Yoon-Soo Park, MD. Plain Radiography of the Hip: A Review of Radiographic Techniques and Image Features. Hip&Pelvis 2015.
    • L. Cerezal et al. Anatomy, Biomechanics, Imaging and Management of Ligamentum Teres Injuries. Radiographics 2010


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