Avascular necrosis: femoral head

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


Left hip joint pain and movement limitation.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

The head of the left femur demonstrates faint radiodense serpiginous line within its anterosuperior part. Normal appearance of the femoral contour with no signs of head collapse in keeping with avascular necrosis.

Case Discussion

A case of left hip joint pain demonstrates an abnormal radiodense line of the femoral head, the patient's MRI (not uploaded) demonstrated abnormal edema of the head and no abnormal geographic defect, findings that favor grade I avascular necrosis according to Ficat and Arlet classification.

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Case information

rID: 52019
Published: 18th Mar 2017
Last edited: 20th Mar 2017
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