Iliac crest (Risser stage 4)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Follow-up for left hip surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Female

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
Published: 14th Jul 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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