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J Orthop Case Rep. 2017 May-Jun;7(3):35-37. doi: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.794.

Transient Migratory Osteoporosis of the Hip and Talus: A Case Report.

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Department of Orthopaedics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India.



Transient migratory osteoporosis (TMO) is a rare and self-limiting condition of unknown etiology. The hip joint is the most common joint to get involved in this disease followed by a knee, ankle, and foot.


We report a case, which illustrates the importance of recognizing the typical clinical and radiological features of TMO of the hip and ankle, thereby allowing an appropriate form of treatment. Spontaneous resolution of symptoms occurred in the patient.


TMO can present a diagnostic challenge, but awareness of the typical presenting features and investigation findings can often avoid diagnostic difficulties.


Transient migratory osteoporosis; avascular necrosis; bone marrow edema syndrome; regional migratory osteoporosis

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