Table 2

Association between alpha angle and cartilage defects (presence) for all hips (hip and/or groin pain and control)

No of hipsCartilage defect
Unadjusted OR (95% CI)
p value
Adjusted OR (95% CI)*
p value
Radiographic variable
 Alpha angle (AP view)3981.03 (1.02 to 1.04)
<0.001
1.03 (1.01 to 1.04)
<0.001
 Alpha angle (Dunn 45° view)3821.02 (1.01 to 1.04)
0.001
1.02 (1.00 to 1.04)
0.024
  • *Adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, KL grade and symptoms

  • AP, anteroposterior; KL, Kellgren and Lawrence.