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SA Orthopaedic Journal

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VAN ZYL, Allan A. Misdiagnosis of hip pain could lead to unnecessary spinal surgery. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.4, pp. 54-57. ISSN 1681-150X.

Osteoarthritis of the hip occurs in 10-30% of adults and is especially common in the elderly. Twenty-one per cent of people over the age of 65% are also shown to have degenerative spinal stenosis. It thus follows that patients with osteoarthritis of the hip could have a concomitant degree of spinal stenosis.

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