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Hip Pain and back pain

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  • Posted By: angjenks
  • November 13, 2008
  • 01:03 AM

My DH has had lower back and hip pain for about a year now. He finally went to the doc a few months ago and the doctor wasnt able to find anything wrong so he sent him to physical therapy.
His therapist asked the doctor to order a xray of the hips after finding that the range of motion was deminished and his hips seemed to be sticking.

So we get the radiologist report back today....but no answers to what is going on.

The report reads.... The hip joint spaces are relatively well preserved. There is some mild small bony protuberances at the lateral margins of both femoral heads. There is a unfused acetabular apophysis on the right.
+ No acute evidence of trauma of lytic or blastic lesions are seen.

Does anyone have any idea to what this report means... wheather it is good/ bad or if it indicates any disorder or condition.
I am assuming it is abnormal since usually they just tell you that the xrays were normal.
The Physical Therapy dept is suppose to find him a ortho doc but it took them almost a month just to get these xrays back. or to at least pay attention to it. So I cant imagine how long that will take.
Any info is greatly appreciated.

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