Avascular necrosis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

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Known case of sickle cell disease

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Abnormal hip joints bilaterally. The left side shows almost complete loss of the femoral head with abnormal alignment within the acetabulum. The right, shows severe femoral head collapse and flattening, with extensive sclerosis and reduced joint space. Features of advanced osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis) and severe secondary degenerative joint disease. 

Case Discussion

Radiograph of the pelvis demonstrate bilateral hip joints advanced avascular necrosis.

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Case information

rID: 13760
Published: 13th May 2011
Last edited: 28th Jul 2018
Tag: hip
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