The management of residual acetabular dysplasia: updates and controversies

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Residual acetabular dysplasia is a frequent cause of secondary osteoarthritis of the hip and its management is still controversial. The aim of this review is to describe residual acetabular dysplasia, to estimate the age limit above which surgical management is needed, and to emphasize the role of assistive imaging in evaluating predictive parameters for future acetabular development. A decision-making algorithm is presented.

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