We had the opportunity to help one of our patients this week with an innovative treatment technique. This patient
experienced acute onset of bilateral hip pain a few weeks before reaching out to us. An MRI demonstrated stress
fractures involving the acetabulum, the “roof” over the hips, on both sides of the pelvis. He was not a surgical
candidate for several reasons.
The MRI images above demonstrate the fractures of both acetabulum (the roof above the hips). The image on the right
shows the edema (swelling) as bright areas. The corresponding areas are dark on the left image.
The left hip was repaired utilizing bone cement typically used to repair fractures of vertebrae (kyphoplasty). The
images below depict the pre and post images after placing the bone cement. Our patient had significant and immediate
relief of the pain. We will repair the right hip in the next few weeks.