The Hip: Preservation, Replacement and Revision

Hip in Osteoporosis

- See: Idiopathic Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip

- Radiographs:
    - radiographs of hip may show prominence of the trabeculae that constitute Ward triangle. (Singh index)
    - radiographic studies of other bone show decrease in numbers of trabeculae, particularly the horizontal ones;
    - bone scans usually show no increase in radionuclide uptake unless fracture has occurred

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:50 am