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Normal hip x-ray of a young child. Frontal X-ray of the hip joints of a young child, revealing wide spaces between each joint, where bone growth and ossification (bone formation) must still take place. As the child gets older the bones will lengthen and ossify to be easily seen on X-rays and the joint spaces will close to form the adult pattern. The ball of the head of each femur (lower left and right) can be seen on each side of the pelvis.
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