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A 25-year-old female asked:

Dr told me have l hip dysplasia. mri shows asymmetrical hypertrophied muscles on right side -is this to laterally rotate r side to make even with left?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Compensatory changes: More than likely the left hip dysplasia is causing asymmetric gait which is being compensated for by hypertrophy of the right pelvic and leg muscles. Since you do not provide any information about the severity, symptoms or x-ray findings, it would not be appropriate to comment on treatment.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Compensation: The right side is doing more/different work than the left, so the muscles have become larger to handle the extra work.
Last updated Aug 17, 2013


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