Chronic osteomyelitis of hip joint

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


Trauma to the left hip joint 6 months back

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Complete resorption of the left femoral head.

Lytic and sclerotic changes noted in the left acetabulum, the outer margin of the iliac blade and meta-diaphysis of the femur.

Case Discussion

Case of osteomyelitis of the left hip joint

  • post-traumatic
  • also noted is the Throckmorton sign i.e. the penis points in the direction of the pathology

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