Bilateral femoral head collapse in an adolescent with brachydactyly (Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia tarda type lc)

D. R. Wenger, M. Ezaki

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Abstract

Children with femoral head radiographic changes suggestive of bilateral avascular necrosis require a careful differential diagnosis. Although the child may be found to have an epiphyseal dysplasia, the course may not be benign. At adolescence, in certain of the multiple epiphyseal dysplasia tarda forms, rapid destruction of the femoral head occurs with clinical and radiographic features indistinguishable from avascular necrosis. A possible interrelationship between epiphyseal dysplasia and avascular necrosis is considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1981

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Epiphyseal dysplasia
  • Interrelationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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