Osteoarthritis of the hip with pistol grip deformity

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Right hip pain. Drehmann sign positive.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Dysplastic acetabulum with insufficient covering of the femoral head. Joint space narrowing, subchondral sclerosis and osteophytes at the femoroacetabular joint. Prominent bump at the antero-superior head-neck junction of the femur (cam deformity, also known as pistol grip deformity of the proximal femur).

Case Discussion

Both cam deformity and hip dysplasia have lead to premature degenerative joint disease.

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Case information

rID: 16376
Published: 14th Jan 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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