OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to identify the early MRI findings characteristic of idiopathic chondrolysis of the hip in children. CONCLUSION. Citation: Startzman AS, Hawkes T, Beterand S () Juvenile Idiopathic Chondrolysis of the Hip. J Trauma Treat doi: / . PDF | Idiopathic chondrolysis of the hip is a rare disorder characterized by pain, stiffness, limp and radiological loss of joint space of the affected.

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A Coronal fat suppressed T2 weighted image shows a wedge shaped hyperintensity in the middle third of proximal right femoral head epiphysis is characterstic of idiopathic chondrolysis of hip.

Chondrolysis of the hip in an adolescent: clinical and radiological outcomes.

Pain is the symptom that has shown the most improvement after treatment 2. On necrosis of the joint cartilage by epiphyseolysis capitis femoris. During the following months the pain was minimal, but the motion was further reduced.

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D and E Radiographs shows pelvic tilt, diffuse right hip joint space narrowing, chondropysis osteopaenia without femoral head deformity and advanced degenerative changes Click here to view.

There was no history of trauma or fever. Coronal short tau inversion recovery image of the pelvis shows extensive T2 hyperintense areas in the left femoral epiphysis with focal areas of overlying cortical irregularity.

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Juvenile Idiopathic Chondrolysis of the Hip

Our objective was to evaluate the radiological appearances in different stages of idiopathic chondrolysis of hip ICH which will be helpful in the early diagnosis and guiding appropriate treatment for this condition to prevent progression of disease.


We report three cases of ICH: Muscle release for correction of abduction contracture was done simultaneously. The natural history of ICH with or without treatment is unpredictable. A case report and review of the literature.

An ultrastructural study of the articular cartilage of the femoral head. There was no trauma or inciting event, but a slow progression of pain that left her with diminished range of motion and mobility.

Average age at presentation was 10—11 years.

hop Her left knee, ankle, and foot were non-tender to palpation or with range of motion. The role of surgery is controversial. Acta Orthop Belg ; It is characterized by the rapidly progressive destruction of articular cartilage in the hip joint resulting in premature degeneration and subsequent joint arthrosis.

Associations with trauma, burns, infectionand prolonged immobilization have also been described.

Difficulties in treating chondrolysis and avascular necrosis of the hip in adolescent patients. Medium- to long-term results. Her strength was decreased to the left lower extremity secondary to poor effort and left hip pain. Am J Roentgenol ; Management by subtotal capsulectomy and aggressive rehabilitation.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals Ann Jose ankara escort. Jones indescribed a series of hip joint chondrolysis in adolescent black females. The typical clinical presentation is an adolescent female with chondrolyssi onset of hip pain, limping and contracture of the hip joint most common in flexed, abducted and externally rotated position 25. Introduction Hip joint chondrolysis was first reported by Waldenstrom in which referred to the condition of acute cartilage necrosis associated with slipped capital femoral epiphysis SCFEtrauma, infection, and prolonged immobilization.


Idiopathic Chondrolysis of the Hip ( ICH): Report of three Cases

Case 3 Radiographs of both hips reveal diffuse narrowing of the right joint space with periarticular osteopenia and subchondral bone cyst. C Coronal T1 weighted image shows a wedge shaped hypointensity in the head of right femur. J Bone Joint Surg Am ; Magnetic resonance imaging of the hip demonstrates cartilage loss, joint effusion, marrow edema, femoral and acetabular remodeling, significant regional muscle atrophy, and synovial enhancement. Patient subsequently underwent total hip replacement.

How to cite this URL: Laboratory tests are usually normal. The bizarre stiff hip: Eight month post-injection follow up revealed great improvement in pain and the ability to ambulate without crutch assistance, but with a significant antalgic limp.

Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Chondro,ysis patients in the present study presented with different clinical symptoms that could mimic SCFE, juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA and septic arthritis. How to cite this URL: Disease progression eventually left her with pain so severe that walking was challenging and sometimes not possible. Adult idiopathic chondrolysis of the hip report of 2 cases.