The effects of minor hip flexion, abduction or adduction and x-ray beam angle on the radiographic joint space width of the hip

Goker B., Sancak A., Haznedaroglu S., Arac M., Block J.

OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE, vol.13, no.5, pp.379-386, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joca.2005.01.004
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-386


Objective: Joint pain may cause patients to hold their limbs in mild flexion, abduction or adduction to minimize pain, regardless of the extent of articular pathology, and these positional changes may have substantial effects on the interpretation of radiographic joint space. We aimed to study the impacts of minor degrees of flexion, abduction or adduction of the hip, as well as the angle of the x-ray beam on the radiographic joint space width (JSW) of the hip joint.