[Transient osteoporosis of the hip and magnetic nuclear resonance]

Published online: Dec 27 1996

C Arias, and P Putz.

Clinique d'Orthopédie, Hôpital Universitaire Brugmann, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique.


The authors evaluated the diagnostic importance of MRI in a woman who presented with transient osteoporosis of both hips, over an interval of three years. The diagnosis was made only during the second episode with the aid of MRI. The patient recovered without sequelae.