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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weaver, CJ; Major, NM; Garrett, WE; Urbaniak, JE

Published Date

  • April 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 178 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 973 - 977

PubMed ID

  • 11906885

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.178.4.1780973


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States