Familial Bilateral Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Femoral Head: A Case Series

Lee, Mark C.; Kelly, Derek M.; Sucato, Daniel J.; Herring, John A.
November 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 11, p2700
Academic Journal
The article presents three case studies of bilateral idiopathic femoral head osteochondritis dissecans that occurred in multiple members of the same family over three generations. It is said that the three patients described in the three case studies were related to each other and they had the same experience of worsening pain in the different parts of the hip. It is stated that a pedigree analysis was initiated to come up with a detailed family history of hip pain.


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