Rectus femoris origin ossification

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

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Clinically right hip synovitis.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a 5cm length region of abnormal ossification corresponding to the right rectus femoris muscle origin form the anterior inferior iliac spine. This is most likely the end result of apophyseal injury during childhood. The size of this abnormal ossification is such that it is almost certainly causing impingement during hip flexion and probably accounts for the patients clinically apparent synovitis. 

Case Discussion

Prominent ossification of the right rectus femoris muscle origin from the anterior inferior iliac spine, most likely the end result of apophyseal injury during childhood. This is likely causing a degree of anterolateral hip impingement. 

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Case information

rID: 25908
Case created: 15th Nov 2013
Last edited: 25th Nov 2015
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