Avascular necrosis of both femoral heads

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Bilateral hip pain. The patient is on steroid therapy.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Both femoral heads show subcondral lucency and structural collapse consistent with avascular necrosis. Osteoporosis of femoral necks are also noticed.

Case Discussion

Avascular necrosis of the hip can occur secondary to steroid intake as in this case.

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Case Information

rID: 29232
Case created: 11th May 2014
Last edited: 14th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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