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Previous avascular necrosis of the hip

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis certain

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

The lack of high T2 signal in the left femoral head, flattening of upper articular surface with femoral head deformity indicate the longstanding nature of AVN. 

Secondary osteoarthritic changes are noted, seen as marginal osteophytes and mild joint effusion.

Case Discussion

This patient had documented prior avascular necrosis.

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