Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hip pathology

What is the US pathology?
source: Ann Rheum Dis 2006;65:1613-1619 doi:10.1136/ard.2005.050690


  1. I think osteoarthritis for b and d. I think it's so because the presence of an osteophyte in B and a damage of the cortical and subchondral bone in D, with small effusion.

    What about C? How can I evaluate the bone deformity?

  2. Femoral head score (fig 2) described the curvature of the
    visible part:
    – 0, round;
    – 1, slightly flattened (still visible curvature but with an
    abnormally large radius);
    – 2, very flattened (no visible curvature of the caput);
    – 3, no obvious contour (the femoral head cannot be
    defined for osteophytes/erosions).

    Differentialdiagnose for d could be necrosis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, infection ...