Femoral neck stress fracture

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Runner. 3 weeks of anterolateral hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Mild to moderate volume of joint effusion. High-grade marrow edema is shown in the femoral neck medially extending to the subtrochanteric region.

Centered within the marrow edema there is linear low signal consistent with an established stress fracture. There is mild subperiosteal fluid at this site.

Case Discussion

Typical MRI appearance of a femoral neck stress fracture

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Case information

rID: 34081
Published: 6th Mar 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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