Iliac crest - Risser stage 4

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Later follow-up for left hip surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 16
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Hip radiograph for control after left femur surgery and screw placement. Note the complete ossification, but partial fusion of the iliac crest apophyses.

Case Discussion

Risser stage 4 corresponds to more than 75% of apophysis ossification with no fusion to iliac crest, indicating slowing of growth.  

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Case Information

rID: 38297
Case created: 14th Jul 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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