Avascular necrosis with secondary osteoarthritis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

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70 year old female with right hip pain

Modality: X-ray

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. 

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
Case created: 7th Nov 2010
Last edited: 2nd Sep 2015
Tag: hip
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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