Migrating transient osteoporosis of the hip in a 30-year-old man

S. S. Suresh, John K. Thomas, Sameer Raniga

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Transient osteoporosis of hip is a condition of unknown etiology, presenting as painful limping, and characterized by osteopenia of the involved joint without preexisting disease or immobilization. Most of the cases were reported in middle-aged men, and one-third of the cases develop in women in the third trimester of pregnancy. The hypothesis that this condition leads to avascular necrosis of the hip has been disproved by various reports and hence does not warrant any surgical interference. This is a self limiting condition, which needs regular follow-up. The authors report a case of migrating transient osteoporosis of the hip in a 30-year-old man successfully treated with antiresorptive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Orthopaedics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2009


  • Alendronate
  • Hip
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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