Hip avascular necrosis

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Sclerosis of the left femoral head with articular surface irregularity and flattening. Normal acetabulum. 

CT

Sclerosis and lucency of the femoral head. Crescentic subchondral lucency is also present. Normal acetabulum. 

Case Discussion

This patient had a history of end stage renal failure, which is one of the many causes of avascular necrosis. 

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Case information

rID: 50902
Published: 27th Jan 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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