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The hip is a ball-and-socket joint. Normally, the femoral head is well covered by the hip socket or acetabulum. Hip dysplasia, sometimes referred to as acetabular dysplasia, occurs when one or more areas of the hip joint have not developed properly. Teenagers and young adults with hip dysplasia may complain of hip pain. They may experience pain with walking, running and contact sports.
The abnormality causes stress on the soft tissue that lines the hip socket and also strains the hip cartilage and bone. If hip dysplasia is not treated, the cartilage may wear away, and arthritis may develop.
Hip dysplasia should not be confused with another hip condition called acetabular impingement, which occurs when the femoral head does not fit well into the hip joint.
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