Ficat Stages of Bone Necrosis of the Femoral Head
Stage Clinical Features Radiographs
0 Preclinical 0 0
I Preradiographic + 0
II Precollapse + Diffuse Porosis, Sclerosis, Cysts
Transition: Flattening, Cresent Sign
III Collapse ++ Broken Contour of Head Certain
Sequestrum, Joint Space Normal
IV Osteoarthritis +++ Flattened Contour Decreased Joint Space
Collapse of Head
Idiopathic bone necrosis of the femoral head. Early diagnosis and treatment.
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 11:57 am