Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)


Jinna Jagan Reddy

Jinna Jagan Reddy


  • Case Report
    Bilateral Rapidly Destructive Arthrosis Case Report and Review
    Author(s): Lidia Sanchez-Riera, Jinna Jagan Reddy and Mustafa Al MainiLidia Sanchez-Riera, Jinna Jagan Reddy and Mustafa Al Maini

    Rapidly destructive osteoarthritis or rapidly destructive arthrosis (RDA) of the hip is an uncommon disorder of unknown etiology where there is a rapid destruction of both the acetabulum and the femoral head. The condition typically affects elderly females with normal or osteoarthritic hip joints, and presents with new-onset severe hip pain and dysfunction. It is thought to be caused by extremely rapid osteoarthritic changes leading to an impact of the femoral head into the acetabulum, with subsequent osteonecrosis and insufficiency fracture of the femoral head. Differential diagnosis should include those conditions known to potentially lead to rapid hip destruction, such as septic arthritis, metabolic bone diseases, autoimmune inflammatory arthritis, malignancy and classical osteonecrosis. Sequential X-rays in patients with fast worsening of hip symptoms and a high degree of clinical.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1149.1000174

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