Avascular necrosis

Case contributed by Dr Francois du Toit


Right hip pain. Background of rheumatoid arthritis, on steroid therapy.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Pelvis (frontal)

Lytic-sclerotic change in the right femoral head, as a result of cortical sclerosis, collapse, and fragmentation.  Secondary degenerative change of the right hip joint, evidenced by subchondral acetabular sclerosis, osteophytosis, and superior migration of the femoral head.

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Case information

rID: 56296
Published: 25th Oct 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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