Subchondral fracture of the femoral head in children: Differential diagnosis of pediatric hip pain

Ryosuke Yamaguchi, Tomoyuki Nakamura, Takuaki Yamamoto, Kazuyuki Takamura, Haruhisa Yanagida, Toru Yamaguchi, Yasuharu Nakashima

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Abstract

This report describes clinical and radiographic characteristics of two pediatric patients with a presumptive diagnosis of subchondral fracture of the femoral head made based on their clinical course and imaging findings. An 8-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl had subchondral fracture in the femoral head without osteonecrosis, which was verified by contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. Although complete disappearance of the fracture line was confirmed in the boy, the girl had a residual femoral head deformity after conservative treatment. Subchondral fracture of the femoral head should be included in the differential diagnosis of pediatric hip pain.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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