Bilateral transient osteoporosis of the hip - postpartum

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Pain of both hips at 32 weeks of gestation. Pain aggravated by getting up, sitting down and getting up. Currently postpartum.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Pelvis (post partum)

Bilateral bone marrow edema in the head and neck femur with modest joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Transient osteoporosis of the hip usually occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy with gradual onset of groin pain. The most serious complications are fractures.

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Case information

rID: 72511
Published: 27th Nov 2019
Last edited: 29th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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