Idiopathic transient osteoporosis of the hip post partum

Discussion:

This pathology, also called algodystrophy syndrome, is characterized by disabling pain, joint stiffness, hyperalgesia, edema, skin changes, vasomotor and maculata osteoporosis. It usually appears after an injury, prolonged immobilization, heart attack, neoplasm, or post partum.

The pathogenesis is still subject to discussion, but the so-called "neurogenic inflammatory theory" has been proposed that defines the disease as an exaggerated regional phlogistic response determined by the direct sensitization of receptors involved in pain and inflammation.

Acknowledgment Dr.ssa Laura Braccaioli

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