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What is sclerosis of the Acetabular? HOw does one get it - and what are the possible treatment options?


-- Barb Susanto (, October 15, 2003


Hi Barb,

Sclerosis of the acetabulum of the hip is thickening of the bone surface in response to increased stress on the joint and is a sign of osteoarthritis. This is just one of a number of changes that appear on x-rays of the pelvis and is a sign that your arthritis is quite advanced. As time goes on, the hip will deteriorate more and more until the joint space is narrowed and you will have constant pain. At this point, it would be a good idea to see an orthopedic surgeon about treatment options. A good website is "totaljoints/" and the topic of sclerosis will be covered as well as all your options...

-- christina delottinville (, October 27, 2003.

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