TITLE

Rapidly destructive coxopathy after subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head

AUTHOR(S)
Niimi, Rui; Hasegawa, Masahiro; Sudo, Akihiro; Uchida, Atsumasa
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Jul2005, Vol. 125 Issue 6, p410
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Rapidly destructive coxopathy (RDC) is a rare disorder, and its pathophysiology is unknown. Here, we report a case of RDC evaluated by roentgenography and magnetic resonance imaging, from the onset of hip pain without changes on roentgenograms, to the terminal stage with collapse of the femoral head. Our serial radiological findings clearly illustrate the entire process of RDC, especially the initial stage. Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head seems to be an important preliminary event in the development of RDC.
ACCESSION #
17671672

 

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