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Acceleration of coxarthrosis by an exostosis causing femoroacetabular impingement

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Here we describe a 28-year-old man with a history of right hip pain for the past 11 years and ankylosing spondylitis for the past 6 months. Imaging studies showed an exostosis in the femoral neck causing femoroacetabular imping- ement. The patient was diagnosed with coxar- throsis. This case report suggests that femoro- acetabular impingement may accelerate the degenerative process in the hip joint.

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Aytekin, M. , Atalar, H. , Yanik, B. and Arikan, M. (2010) Acceleration of coxarthrosis by an exostosis causing femoroacetabular impingement. Health, 2, 318-320. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.24048.

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