Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head in younger adults

Takuaki Yamamoto, Yasuharu Nakashima, Toshihide Shuto, Seiya Jingushi, Yukihide Iwamoto

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We report two cases of subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head observed in younger adults without any history of overexertion. In both cases, MRI revealed an irregular, discontinuous low-intensity band on the T1-weighted images. Both patients were treated operatively, and histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of subchondral fracture. A diagnosis of subchondral insufficiency fracture needs to be put in as one of the diagnoses in younger patients with a hip pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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