Avascular necrosis of the femoral head

Case contributed by Thuấn Nguyễn Hoàng
Diagnosis almost certain


Bilateral hip pain

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Increased density of both femoral heads. Crescent sign is seen in the left femoral head and ill-defined border in the right femoral head.

Loss of volume and sclerosis of the left femoral head.

Case Discussion

These typical findings concern avascular necrosis of the femoral heads.

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