The patient is a 36-year-old male who presents with left hip pain for “years.” The pain is motion- or position-related and over time there has been occasional pain in his buttock, back, and thigh.  Additionally, he has stiffness, clicking, locking, and catching.              

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Images Challenge, Chronic worsening hip pain x-ray image
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A 36-Year-Old Male with Chronic, Worsening Hip Pain
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