Idiopathic transient osteoporosis of the hip


Two weeks of left hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

There is marrow edema of the left femoral head and neck associated with a joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Idiopathic transient osteoporosis is a self-limiting condition that can affect other joints but is most common in the hip. The only known factor to the disease is pregnancy. Some advocate that this condition is a reversible early phase of subchondral fracture. The patient was treated conservatively and improved over the course of six weeks.

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Case information

rID: 54691
Published: 23rd Jul 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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