Avascular necrosis with secondary osteoarthritis

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam
Diagnosis probable


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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