Ahlback’s disease: Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the Knee

  • Amit Joshi Shree Birendra Hospital
  • Nirab Kayasth Department of Orthopedics, Shree Birendra Hospital, Kathmandu Nepal.
  • Ritesh Sinha Department of Orthopedics, Shree Birendra Hospital, Kathmandu Nepal.
  • Bharat Prasad Singh Department of Orthopedics, Shree Birendra Hospital, Kathmandu Nepal.
Keywords: Ahlbäck disease, femur, infection.

Abstract

Ahlbäck disease is a clinical syndrome characterized by bone necrosis of a load-bearing portion of the femoral condyle, followed by subchondral fracture, subsequent segmental collapse and arthrosis. The diagnosis of the Ahlbäck disease is challenging as sometimes it mimics infection and receives treatment for long time. We report a case of 36 year old gentleman, who presented with confusing radiological picture.

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Author Biography

Amit Joshi, Shree Birendra Hospital
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Published
2015-08-03
How to Cite
Joshi, A., Kayasth, N., Sinha, R., & Singh, B. (2015). Ahlback’s disease: Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the Knee. Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital, 13(2), 47-51. https://doi.org/10.3126/mjsbh.v13i2.13117
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Case Reports