Femoral head osteochondral lesions in painful hips of athletes: MR imaging findings.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
OBJECTIVE: This study describes the MR imaging findings of focal osteochondral lesions found in the hips of 11 athletes with persistent pain and normal findings on radiographs. CONCLUSION: Osteochondral lesions of the femoral head are seen on MR imaging as focal, medial areas of high T2-weighted and low T1-weighted signals and should be considered as a possible cause of persistent hip or groin pain in young, high-level athletes because the institution of appropriate treatment may help to prevent late degenerative sequelae.
- Weaver, CJ; Major, NM; Garrett, WE; Urbaniak, JE
- April 2002
Volume / Issue
- 178 / 4
Start / End Page
- 973 - 977
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States