Avascular necrosis of hip (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Shailaja Muniraju


Both side groin pain. Pain worsened on weight bearing.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

The bilateral joint spaces shows mild narrowing with femoral articular surface irregularity.

There is a well defined expansile lesion with sclerotic borders and narrow zone of transition noted in the left proximal femoral diaphysis. No periosteal reaction. No pathological fracture

Modality: CT

CT confirms the radiograph findings.

Modality: MRI

Bilateral femoral heads shows early collapse with subchondral fracture and diffuse sclerosis.

The proximal femur shows diffuse edema.

Left proximal femur simple bone cyst. No abnormal soft tissue component within.

Bilateral small volume hip joint effusion also seen.

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Case Information

rID: 49650
Case created: 29th Nov 2016
Last edited: 27th Dec 2016
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