X-ray of osteoarthritis of the hip

X-ray image 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.

Last Updated: April 17, 2009

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Richa Dhawan, MD - Rheumatology

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