Protrusio acetabuli in Marfan syndrome: age-related prevalence and associated hip function.

TitleProtrusio acetabuli in Marfan syndrome: age-related prevalence and associated hip function.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSponseller PD, Jones KB, Ahn NU, Erkula G, Foran JRH, Dietz HC
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Volume88
Issue3
Pagination486-95
Date Published2006 Mar
Abstract

Protrusio acetabuli is known to occur in patients with Marfan syndrome, but its prevalence, its effects on hip function, and its possible association with the subsequent development of degenerative hip disease have not been studied in a large population. Nevertheless, some clinicians have recommended prophylactic hip surgery for preadolescents with Marfan syndrome and protrusio acetabuli.

Alternate JournalJ Bone Joint Surg Am