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What is the pain source? A case report of a patient with low back pain and bilateral hip osteonecrosis

August 31, 2015

Background: Low back pain is a common symptom arising from many possible sources and includes the possibility of the contribution of remote pathology. This report describes a patient with bilateral osteonecrosis of the femoral heads presenting with a primary symptom of low back pain. Case presentation: A 37-year-old male presented for evaluation of dominant pain

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Femoral neck stress fracture a potentially disabling condition: a case report

July 25, 2014

Femoral neck stress fracture represents a focal weakening of the bone often associated with a recent increase in activity level. Since plain film radiographs are initially normal, the clinical diagnosis is based solely on the history and physical examination. The consequence of a delayed diagnosis could result in a complete fracture or avascular necrosis of

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Trauma induced osteonecrosis of the hip: a case report

July 09, 2014

A chronic case of lower back pain in a young female is presented. A number of conditions can lead to back pain. This article discusses the sequelae of osteonecrosis of the hip and how it resulted in a leg length discrepancy leading to altered lumbo-pelvic biomechanics and its genesis of lower back pain. Diagnostic imaging

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Kienbock’s disease in a varsity football player: a case report and review of the literature

May 23, 2014

Objective: To present the diagnostic, clinical features, and management of Kienbock’s disease and create awareness of the differential diagnosis of this condition in patients presenting with insidious, progressive dorsal wrist pain. Clinical Features: A 23-year old male varsity football player presented with insidious progressive dorsal sided wrist pain with reduced wrist flexion and extension. A

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