Avascular necrosis with secondary osteoarthritis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


Right hip pain

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Asymmetry of the hip joints, with reduced joint space on the right side, subchondral sclerosis, geodes, and femoral head surface irregularity. 

No fracture. No destructive bony lesion can be seen. 

Findings represent avascular necrosis with secondary osteoarthritis of the right hip.

Case Discussion

The primary process is avascular necrosis of the right femoral head complicated by secondary osteoarthritis.

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Case information

rID: 12291
Published: 7th Nov 2010
Last edited: 1st Aug 2018
Tag: hip
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