MRI of joint fluid in femoral head osteonecrosis

W. P. Chan, Y. J. Liu, G. S. Huang, C. C. Jiang, S. Huang, Y. C. Chang

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Objective: To evaluate the relationship between joint fluid, intramedullary pressure (IMP), bone marrow edema, and stages of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). Material and methods: We reviewed the magnetic resonance (MR) images of 28 patients with 40 documented ONFHs. IMP was measured in 16 symptomatic hips. The amount of joint fluid was graded as 0 (no fluid), 1 (fluid

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-630
Number of pages7
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Bone marrow
  • Joint fluid
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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