Synovial herniation pit

Case contributed by Craig Hacking
Diagnosis certain


Post minor trauma

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

No fracture or malalignment. Small round lucency in the right femoral neck with a well-defined thin cortical margin in keeping with a synovial herniation pit. Incidental cam-type FAI bilaterally.

Case Discussion

Typical appearance and location for a synovial hernation pit which is also known as Pitt's pit, ironically named after the man who described it initially 1.

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