Avascular necrosis of both femoral heads

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Bilateral hip pain. The patient is on steroid therapy.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

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
Published: 11th May 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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