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2022 Oct 10

Mil Med

Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip: A Case Report of a U.S. Soldier.



Transient osteoporosis of the hip is described as an uncommon, self-limiting condition that typically affects middle-aged men and pregnant women in their third trimester. Transient osteoporosis most commonly affects the hip, but cases have been described in the knee, ankle, and foot. Symptoms include pain, limited range of motion, and antalgic gait. A greater level of awareness of transient osteoporosis of the hip as a differential diagnosis for hip pain will obviate unnecessary, inefficient, or unproductive interventions and treatments. Transient osteoporosis of the hip is a self-limiting disease process that requires only symptomatic treatment such as basic analgesia, physical therapy, and activity modification. On average, recovery is seen within 6-12 months.