MRI evaluation of collapsed femoral heads in patients 60 years old or older: Differentiation of subchondral insufficiency fracture from osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

@article{Ikemura2010MRIEO,
  title={MRI evaluation of collapsed femoral heads in patients 60 years old or older: Differentiation of subchondral insufficiency fracture from osteonecrosis of the femoral head.},
  author={Satoshi Ikemura and Takuaki Yamamoto and Goro Motomura and Yasuharu Nakashima and T Mawatari and Yukihide Iwamoto},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2010},
  volume={195 1},
  pages={W63-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to verify the hypothesis that osteonecrosis and subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head can be differentiated on the basis of their appearance on MRI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Between May 1998 and February 2009, we reviewed 30 consecutive hips in 30 patients, 60 years old or older at the time of onset of hip pain, with radiologic evidence of subchondral collapse of the femoral head and with both MR images and histologic results available… CONTINUE READING