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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Prevention of contractures is key to treatment, with physical therapy often prescribed. Following diagnosis, there is ultimately a poor prognosis. AP Left Hip Fluoroscopy during arthrogram procedure with injection of steroid.

Acetabular oedema seen around the triradiate cartilage involving ilium and ischium. He could not bear weight on the left side. ICH is characterized by the rapidly progressive destruction of articular cartilage in the hip joint resulting in premature degeneration and subsequent joint arthrosis. At 4-year follow up, she had normal gait. Visualised left hip shows no abnormal enhancement.

Diagnostic difficulties-report of four cases. Case 3 Radiographs of both hips reveal diffuse narrowing of the right joint space with periarticular osteopenia and subchondral bone cyst.

Jones indescribed a series of hip joint chondrolysis in adolescent black females. There was remarkable limitation in adduction and internal rotation of the hip. An autoimmune etiology has also been described. Stage, treatment and outcome in all the cases with idiopathic chondrolysis of hip Click here to view. Bilateral idiopathic chondrolysis of the hip: D GRE image shows thinning of the articular cartilage overlying the wedge shaped area. An obese year old boy presented with left knee pain of six months duration.


Later, patients with no clear etiology were diagnosed. Initially she was treated by her pediatrician, who ordered an x-ray that revealed no abnormal pathology.

Plain x-ray findings in various stages Click here to view.

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

Idiopathic chondrolysis of the hip. Management by subtotal capsulectomy and aggressive rehabilitation. Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr.

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.

Irregularity of femoral epiphysis contour seen. Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals Ann Jose ankara escort. Early identification of the disease process is sometimes challenging.

Juvenile Idiopathic Chondrolysis of the Hip | OMICS International

Ultimately, most patients experience a spontaneous resolution of pain chonerolysis early arthritis and often arthrodesis. 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. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Tuberculin test was negative. A presumed interruption in the synovial membrane of the hip joint was hypothesized to yield cartilage damage and death five to eight months following reduction of the slipped capital epiphysis [ 1 ]. Disease progression eventually left her with pain so severe that walking was challenging and sometimes not possible. Case 2 An year old girl presented with right hip pain of one month duration.


Atrophy of gluteal muscles seen on the left hip Click here to view. Her spine, upper extremities and right lower extremity examinations were within normal limits. New x-ray findings consistent with idiopathic juvenile chondrolysis of the hip were present. C CT scan shows widening of the femoral head with collapse, acetabular involvement, osteoporotic changes and loss of joint space.

Eight week post-operation, the range of motion was decreased.

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

Difficulties in treating chondrolysis and avascular necrosis of the hip in adolescent patients. The diagnosis is made by exclusion of other hip diseases with similar symptoms and signs. Examination revealed right-sided antalgic gait and pelvic obliquity. Bilski P, Chhondrolysis S.

Flexion contractures are more prevalent in cases of idiopathic chondrolysis as compared to patients with slipped capital femoral epiphysis [ 2 ]. Chondrolysis of the hip was first described in the early s.