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Abstract #0074

Localised Cartilage Assessment with Three-Dimensional DGEMRIC in Subjects with Normal and Cam-Type Abnormal Hip Joint Morphology. an Assay of Early Disease.

Tom C B Pollard1, Eugene G. McNally1, Derek C. Wilson2, Burkhard Maedler3, David R. Wilson2, Marion Watson1, Andrew J. Carr1

1Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; 2Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 3Philips Healthcare, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The majority of cases of hip osteoarthritis are caused by morphological abnormalities, such as the cam deformity. Treating such deformity may prevent disease progression. A sensitive, responsive assay of chondral damage is needed to assess treatment efficacy.